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22/10/2021

Millfield fire horror: Minister acknowledges residents don't know if they are safe in their homes

Millford Fire
Fears are mounting for residents at Millfield in Newbridge that a fire which engulfed  six houses in record time could happen again. Minister Alan Kelly offered residents a ray of hope this week that emergency work will be undertaken at the estate, but concerns are being voiced that the proposals will be inadequate to uphold safety measures. The Minister offers assurances that a case study based on the Millfield Hawthorns Estate at Newbridge will be assessed. It is anticipated that a full report will be available by January 30, 2016. Minister Kelly said: “I am acutely aware of the stressful and distressing situation facing homeowners, such as those in Millfield Estate in Newbridge, who simply do not know whether the home they live in is safe and secure from the risk of fire. I believe an independent study outlining how such problems can be addressed will be of immense value and support to residents in developments where such problems currently exist or may arise in the future."        

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