Avid readers of Mill Writing may recall an item from Richard Mallett last October about a fire at Sion Mills. Well, now there has been another.
The latest fire is described in the Belfast Telegraph: “Strabane Mill damaged by Fire”. The listed Herdman’s Mill at Sion’s Mill, Strabane has been damaged by fire in the early hours of 30 July. The 4th and 5th floors were well alight when fire brigade arrived. It took 3 hours to bring it under control using 4 pumps and an aerial appliance.
There are some interesting comments about the background to the event, but no mention of the previous fire less than a year ago. For details of that one see http://www.millsarchivetrust.org/index.php/blogs/more/fire_in_sion_mills