Fire on main street in Laois town after car goes up in flames

Lynda Kiernan


Lynda Kiernan

Fire service attending car in flames on main street in Laois town

There was a frightening fire scene in a Laois town this morning when a car burst into flames.

Laois County Fire & Rescue Service is attending the scene.

It is understood that the car was driving through Mountmellick this morning Tuesday October 2 before 9am, when it went on fire.

The car is stopped opposite the T junction where the N80 turns onto the main street. Traffic was disrupted through the town during the incident.

Portlaoise fire service also attended a car on fire in O'Moore Place last Monday night October 1. It is understood that that car was parked. 

A spokesperson for Laois County Fire & Rescue Service has said that they attend on average two car fires a week in the county.

Below the scene after the fire in Mountmellick this morning. Picture: Denis Byrne