15/11/2019

Fire Crews Battle Large Blaze In North Belfast

More than 70 firefighters have been battling a blaze at a storage unit in Duncrue Street in north Belfast.

The fire broke out at the animal feed unit at M2 Business Park on Thursday night, 14 November.

No injuries have been reported.

Fire crews remain at the scene and it's anticipated the operation will continue throughout the day.
News Image
Interim Chief Fire & Rescue Officer Michael Graham said: "Operations ongoing but incredible work by over 70 firefighters and officers who ensured the fire didn't spread to any neighbouring properties."

An NIFRS spokesperson added: "Crews have worked through the night to bring the fire under control. It is anticipated that firefighting operations will continue throughout Friday."

The public are advised to avoid the area.

Duncrue Street remains closed in both directions.



(JG/CM)

Related Northern Ireland News Stories
Click here for the latest headlines.

12 March 2020
NI Covid-19 Total Rises By Two
Two further people have tested positive for coronavirus in Northern Ireland, the Department of Health has revealed. Both cases are adults and are declared as secondary transmissions. One of the individuals had recently travelled from northern Italy, while the other has been linked to a previously reported patient who travelled to the region.
12 March 2020
Benefit Payments Will Continue During Self-Isolation
Benefit claimants have been reassured that their payments will not be affected by self-isolation due to Covid-19. The Department for Communities clarified the situation via a statement on Wednesday. Anyone unable to attend an appointment at their Jobs and Benefits office or medical assessment centre is advised to let officials know immediately.
16 March 2020
Other News In Brief
Lidl Introduces Priority Shopping For The Elderly Lidl has announced the implementation of priority shopping hours across all 39 stores in Northern Ireland until further notice. Beginning on Tuesday 17 March, the mornings will run from 9am – 11am every day and will include prioritised queuing and additional assistance for older customers.
20 March 2020
Shots Fired At Houses In Co Antrim
Police have said it is by "sheer luck" that no one was injured when shots were fired at two properties in Co Antrim last night. A lone gunman targeted the houses in Rasharkin's Moneyleck Park at around 9.50pm on Thursday night, 19 March.
13 March 2020
Arrest Over Armed Robbery Of Cash In Transit Van
A 32 year-old man has been arrested in connection with the armed robbery of a cash in transit delivery vehicle in Belfast City Centre. The suspect was detained following searches of three properties in the Divis area of west Belfast on Thursday night, 12 March. The incident occured in the Academy Street area at around 7.