LOCAL firemen are being described as ‘heroes’ after saving the life of a pensioner following a fire at a pub.
The 93-year-old was asleep above Hughie’s Bar in Killybegs when the fire was spotted at 8am yesterday.
The woman, mother of pub owner Hugh O’Donnell, was unhurt. Mr O’Donnell has praised fire crews for their fast response. A second bar at the premises on Main Street was unaffected by the blaze.
The town was cordoned off as fire crews attended to the blaze on Saturday morning. Three fire appliances fought the blaze. “It is just a miracle nobody was injured,” one local said. “The woman had a very lucky escape. Were it not for the bravery and skill of the firemen we could have had a tragedy.”