Residents of eight homes had to leave their properties as a fire quickly raged into an inferno spilling over into back yard sheds, and adjacent oil tanks, A pigeon loft was also gutted with the loss of dozens of pigeons.
Fifty-two fire-fighters fought the blaze at Church Avenue just after midnight on Sunday Houses adjacent to the empty property that was gutted in the flames also suffered considerable damage.
Police and the NIFRS are now investigating the cause of the fire in the empty premises which led to three homes occupied by families being considerably damaged.
Ulster Unionist’s praise emergency services and diligent neighbours following Dundrum fire.
Ulster Unionist spokesperson Alan Lewis has praised the emergency services and diligent neighbours following the devastating house fire in Dundrum which gutted a family home.
Alan Lewis said: “There is much praise for the emergency services and diligent neighbours. This incident could have been a lot worse had it not been for quick thinking and swift actions.
“It is fortunate that nobody was injured. My thoughts are with those who have lost their home which is a terrible situation to face anyone at any time particularly over the Christmas period.”