Humanity prevails amid Hawaii’s raging wildfires

THE death toll from the wildfires in Hawaii now stands at 99, making it the deadliest US wildfire in more than a century, but humanity is burning brightly on the island too. Nearly the entire town of Lahaina in Maui was destroyed in the fire, and Fermanagh native Claire Mullally lives in nearby Kihei with her two daughters Mia, 11, and Lily, 9. […]

Tamlaght burnt out car believed to be deliberate

A BURNT out car found in Tamlaght is believed to have been deliberate. On Monday, may 15 at 2.15am, the Fire Service received a report of car of a fire on Belfast Road. A crew from Enniskillen was dispatched whereby they found the vehicle on flames near the Orange Hall in the village. A Northern […]

Sympathies paid following death in Enniskillen fire

TRIBUTES have been paid to a woman in her 70s who died in a house fire in Enniskillen. Marie McKeating of Killynure Crescent, was remembered for her ‘quick wit’ and ‘a welcoming neighbour’ during her Requiem Mass in St Michael’s Church, Enniskillen yesterday. Mourners heard Monsignor Peter O’Reilly say that she would also be remembered […]

BREAKING: Fire at property in Garvary

TWO fire appliances are in attendance at a large fire at a property in Garvary.  Large plumes of smoke can be seen from the surrounding area.  The fire is believed to be linked to recycling materials at Skip Services, a waste management company in the Largy Road area. A spokesman for the Northern Ireland Fire […]

Melanie a Master of law

A KESH woman who was rescued from a burning car 34 years ago has graduated with a Master’s degree in Law. Melanie Grimsley, completed the two-year course at Ulster University’s Belfast campus having already gained a first-class undergraduate degree in the same subject at the Magee campus in Derry seven years ago. In 1988, when […]

Homes lose power as pole in Coonian catches fire

RESIDENTS living in the area between Coonian and Roslea had their power supply knocked out following an electric pole catching fire. Flames were seen coming from the pole on the Grogey Road between Fivemiletown and Moan’s Cross around 7.30am on Tuesday, October 11. The Fire Brigade arrived close to 45 minutes later with the Electricity Board […]

Police appeal after Fermanagh forest fire

POLICE are appealing for information following a fire in a Fermanagh forest. At approximately 4pm on Monday 20 June, the PSNI were alerted to a fire damage caused in Jenkin’s forest in Cooneen, Brookeborough. A spokesperson for the police urged people to come forward. “If anyone has seen anyone acting suspicious in the area please […]