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Fire at Kentraugh House

No injuries but house badly smoke-logged

Fire crews from Port Erin, Castletown and Douglas attended what was described as a large property fire just outside Gansey this afternoon (Thurs)

The call out to Kentraugh House on Carrick Bay came just before 2pm and five appliances and an off-road Pinzgauer vehicle attended the scene, along with 20 firefighters wearing breathing apparatus.

The householders were all found to be safe and it was discovered the blaze was in both the basement and ground floors of the property.

Access was made difficult by poor visibility, but crews brought flames under control using high pressure jets. The historic property was extensively smoke-logged throughout four floors and the house was ventilated using fans.

Crews praised the swift and correct actions of the occupants who got out before calling emergency services and stressed the importance of working smoke detectors in saving lives was highlighted once again.

Fire services remained on the scene for five hours.

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