Fire crews save two houses from serious damage
A quick intervention by Arklow fire crews saved two properties in the town from serious damage over the weekend.
The fire started in a covered walkway behind a property in the Fernhill/Ashgrove area on Saturday.
The flames spread quickly, destroying nearby outbuildings and sheds. Fire crews from Arklow and Wicklow town were quickly on the scene and brought the blaze under control, extinguishing it before the fire had spread to two houses.
While some damage was caused to windows and window frames of the properties, there was no serious structural damage to either. The cause of the fire is not yet known.