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Fire emergency in Mayo as truck bursts into flames at filling station

Saturday, 26th March, 2016 12:15pm

Fire emergency in Mayo as truck bursts into flames at filling station

A photograph of the incident supplied to The Connaught Telegraph by an eye witness

AN emergency occurred at a Castlebar filling station this morning when a delivery truck burst into flames at the location.

The incident took at Mulroy’s Filling Station and Shop at Moneen Roundabout at around 8 a.m.

The driver of the truck had been delivering goods to the shop when his vehicle became engulfed in smoke and fire due to an engine fault.  

Two units of the Castlebar Fire Brigade were called to the scene and brought the fire under control. A clean-up operation has since taken place and it’s business as usual at the popular outlet.

An eye witness confirmed that the truck was completely burned out, but no other damage was caused.

Earlier in the week, the public road at the location was closed for 15 hours following a single car crash which resulted in the driver of the vehicle being removed to Mayo University Hospital with serious injuries.

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