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Aerosol can ‘blamed’ for flat fire as dog jumps to safety

A fire which broke out earlier today (Monday) is understood to have been caused by an aerosol can which had been left on the hob of the flat’s cooker.

The NIFRS received a call to the Cafe Lane area of Ballymoney around 11:55am to a fire in an upstairs flat. On attendance they discovered the flat’s kitchen to be on fire ,which was rapidly extinguished by NIFRS.

Fire investigators have determined that the fire was likely caused by an aerosol can accidently left on the cookers hob, which was turned on, causing it to explode. The explosion caused the glass in the rooms window to shatter.

A dog, which has been described by one of the residents to be a German Shepard breed, had jumped from the window to escape the fire. The dog was taken to a local vets following the incident but its condition is not know at this time.

Police have said they;

“Received a report of a fire at a property in the Cafe Lane area of Ballymoney shortly before 1pm. At this time we are not treating it as suspicious”.

At the time it was thought that it was a gas related incident but since then Firmus have confirmed this was not the case.

The incident was concluded by the NIFRS at 2:15pm and no one is believed to be injured in the incident.

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