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Armidale building fire

Published: 18th September 2008

Firefighters from Armidale and Uralla responded to a building on fire in Allingham Street, Armidale early this morning. Fire crews arrived to find the building engulfed in flames and threatening several adjoining premises including an occupied house. Firefighters immediately requested further assistance and commenced an attack on the fire as well as evacuating two residents from the house under threat. The adjoining properties, which included an historic barn and industrial building, were saved by the quick actions of fire crews protecting them with fire hoses. The fire was contained to the one building which suffered extensive damage. The cause of the fire is under investigation.