Northern Ireland

Man in critical condition after fire at Armagh flat

The Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service said the blaze started in the living room of the property
Image caption The Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service said the blaze started in the living room of the property

A man is in a critical but stable condition after being rescued from a fire at a flat in Culdee Street in Armagh.

The Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service said the blaze started in the living room of the property at about 16:30 GMT on Friday.

Three crews of fire fighters rescued the man and treated him at the scene.

He was initially taken to Craigavon Area Hospital but later transferred to the Royal Victoria in Belfast.

An investigation into the cause of the fire is ongoing.