Local Hero

EXCLUSIVE: man who rescued neighbour from Potrush blaze speaks to the Chronicle

Local Hero

Smoke billows from the first floor window through which Conard McCullagh rescued a young woman after her home caught fire on Friday.

Peter Winter


Peter Winter



THE man at the centre of a dramatic house fire rescue in Portrush has insisted he's no hero.

Conard McCullough ran to the aid of a neighbour when her home went up in flames on Friday morning.

Told she was sleeping upstairs, he grabbed a ladder and pulled her out of a first floor window.

Speaking exclusively to the Chronicle, he said: “I just feel glad that I could help.”

A senior figure from the Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service has has since confirmed his team “could have been dealing with a lot worse,” had Conard not intervened.

*Full story in this week's Chronicle*

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