By Dan Walsh
Gardaí at Wexford Station have confirmed that two people have been arrested and files are sent to the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) after ‘significant progress’ was made in an investigation into last Sunday evening’s major fire at Castlebridge village where considerable damage was caused to abandoned buildings adjacent to The Porter House licensed premises.
The outbreak was noticed as smoke began billowing from the rear of the street soon after 5.30pm. The local pub – The Porter House – was quickly evacuated and the emergency services soon arrived on the scene.
Two units of Wexford Fire Service from Wexford town and New Ross, one unit from Enniscorthy, and a hydraulic platform unit from Wicklow Fire Service fought the blaze for over five hours. There was a large Garda presence, the road through the village was closed for several hours and curious onlookers crowd control was in operation.
It has subsequently been confirmed that the licensed premises escaped damage and no injuries were reported.