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Forty-three firefighters were needed to tackle blaze at unoccupied care home

Six pumping appliances and three specialist appliances worked for several hours to extinguish the fire. Picture from My Omagh (Facebook)

FORTY-three firefighters were needed to tackle a blaze at an unoccupied care home in Co Tyrone.

A Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service spokesman said an emergency call came in at 8.16pm on Sunday, reporting a building on fire at Creggan Road, Carrickmore near Pomeroy.

Six pumping appliances and three specialist appliances worked for several hours to extinguish the fire.

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