Woman rescued from fire by her neighbour

A woman had a lucky escape when a neighbour rescued her from a house fire near St. Johnston.

A woman had a lucky escape when a neighbour rescued her from a house fire near St. Johnston.

The neighbour is understood to have been tending to animals when he noticed smoke coming from the house at Sterevedge, St Johnston at around 11pm on Sunday.

The man entered the house and brought the woman who lives there from her home before the fire caught hold. It is believed the neighbour put the fire out.

Donegal Chief fire officer Bobby McMemamin said a fire engine from the Northern Ireland Fire Service was sent to the scene but was called back en route as the fire had been extinguished.

Meanwhile a house was seriously damaged in a fire near at Carrickmcgarvey,Glassagh near Derrybeg. Two fire tenders, one each from Gweedore and Dungloe, were called to the scene around 2am of fire at the unoccupied house and brought it under control.

The fire took hold in two bedrooms and suffered extensive smoke damage was caused.

The fires are not thought to have been started deliberately.