Neighbour rescues woman from St. Johnson house fire

A woman was rescued from her home near St Johnson last night in one of  two overnight house fires  the county.

At around midnight, a neighbour checkin on animals noticed smokle coming from a house at Sterevedge outside St Johnson. He entered the house and brought out the elderly lady who lived there. Fire crews on both sides of the border were called. When a crew from Derry arrived, the fire was out, so the Donegal tender en route to the scene was turnded back.

Meanwhile, at around 2 o'clock, firefighters from Dungloe and Gweedore were called to a house fire near Glassagh, Gweedore.

The house was badly damaged, with an upstairs bedroom destroyed and severe damage to the roof.

There was no-one in the house at the time.