20/06/2019

Cause Of Primark Fire Revealed

The blaze that ravaged through Primark in Belfast City Centre last summer has been determined as accidental by the Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service (NIFRS).

The retailer was housed in the historic Bank Buildings until it was gutted by fire on Tuesday 28 August.

The NIFRS launched an extensive investigation in conjunction with the Health & Safety Executive following the devastating blaze.
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A spokesperson for the service said: "The HSENI has received our Fire Investigation Report. As this forms part of their wider investigation it is not appropriate for NIFRS to be more specific about the actual cause of the accidental fire while this investigation is ongoing.   

"Given the extensive damage caused by the fire, the fire investigation process was complex, detailed and protracted. We would like to thank our Fire Investigation Team in Eastern Area Command for their diligence and tireless work in this investigation.   We would also like to thank our partner agencies for their co-operation and assistance."



(JG)

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