Update: Longford Fire Service praised for swift response as vehicles damaged in blaze at rear of post office

Alan Walsh

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Update: Longford Fire Service praised for swift response as  vehicles damaged  in  blaze at rear of post office

The scene of this evening's fire in Longford town. Photo by Lisa Leavy

Members of the public that witnessed the flames and smoke billowing from the blaze that broke out at the rear of the post office in Longford town earlier this evening have praised the Longford Fire Service for their swift response to the fire.

Emergency services arrived at the scene at approximately 8pm and a Garda spokesperson has confirmed to the Leader that a post office van that went on fire, at the rear of the post office. 

A number of other vehicles were also damaged in the fire.

Thankfully, nobody was injured and nobody was in the vans at the time of the incident.

The fire has since been extinguished and Gardaí say that criminal damage is not suspected.  

Also read: Emergency services at scene of fire in Longford town