In pictures: Coast Road house gutted by fire

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 12th April 2016

The scene on the Coast Road outside Larne where an overnight fire gutted a house with an old tank catching fire and spreading to the next house. 

Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 12th April 2016 The scene on the Coast Road outside Larne where an overnight fire gutted a house with an old tank catching fire and spreading to the next house. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye

The A2 Coast Road in Larne has now re-opened to traffic after a severe house fire which gutted one house and damaged another.

A Northern Ireland Fire & Rescue Service (NIFRS) Spokesperson said:

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 12th April 2016

The scene on the Coast Road outside Larne where an overnight fire gutted a house with an old tank catching fire and spreading to the next house. 

Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 12th April 2016 The scene on the Coast Road outside Larne where an overnight fire gutted a house with an old tank catching fire and spreading to the next house. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye

“We received a call this morning (April 12) at 2.19am to attend a house fire on the Coast Road, Larne.

“Two appliances from Larne Fire Station, two appliances from Ballyclare Fire Station along with an aerial appliance from Knock Fire Station attended the incident.

“A female occupier was alerted to the fire by a smoke alarm and her neighbour.

“She was out of the property before the arrival of Fire Crews.

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 12th April 2016

The scene on the Coast Road outside Larne where an overnight fire gutted a house with an old tank catching fire and spreading to the next house. 

Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 12th April 2016 The scene on the Coast Road outside Larne where an overnight fire gutted a house with an old tank catching fire and spreading to the next house. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye

“Firefighters dealt with a severe fire which gutted the two storey detached property and also involved an oil tank.

“The fire spread to a second property and another oil tank causing external damage to that property.

“The cause of the fire is under investigation,” she concluded.