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Fire Engine Stolen From Station At 4.30am And Driven Into Cars And Houses In Northern Ireland

05/03/2016 11:56 GMT | Updated 05/03/2016 20:59 GMT

Two men aged 66 and 19 are being questioned by police after a fire engine was stolen in Northern Ireland and crashed into nearby cars and houses.

The appliance was taken from a station in Larne, Co Antrim, around 4.30am Saturday. There have been no reported injuries and the vehicle has since been recovered.

Group commander Kevin O'Neill from the Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue and Service (NIFRS) said: "At approximately 4:30 this morning Larne station was broken into and a fire engine was stolen. 

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Two men are being questioned by police after a fire engine was stolen and subsequently crashed into a house

"Subsequently this fire engine was driven into a number of cars and houses in the Larne area."

He said the station was damaged in the break-in and the NIFRS was working to ensure services were maintained in Larne.

A spokesman for the Police Service of Northern Ireland said the two men were arrested and are being questioned in custody.

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