28/06/2021

'Substantial' Fire At North Belfast Recycling Depot

Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service (NIFRS) remain at the scene of a substantial fire at a waste recycling depot at Duncrue Pass, Belfast.

The incident began at about 22:00 on Sunday and at its height there were 8 pumping appliances, 1 Aerial Appliance and 1 Support Vehicle in attendance.

NIFRS has said that the fire was brought under control, however six pumping appliances remain at the scene. The public are asked to avoid the area and also keep windows and doors closed.
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Praising the efforts of the NIFRS, Sinn Féin North Belfast MP John Finucane said: "This major blaze in North Belfast on Sunday night was very dangerous and well done to our Firefighters who have worked overnight to bring it under control.

"It is my understanding that the Fire and Rescue Service are investigating the possibility that this fire was started deliberately and I would urge anyone with information to come forward.

"The fire which was located in the Duncrue Pass area at a recycling centre is ongoing and Firefighters hadn't been able to enter the facility overnight.

"Thankfully nobody has been injured and the advice is that windows are kept closed in the surrounding area.

"My hope is that this situation can be quickly resolved without any further disruption and that the cause of the blaze can be established as soon as possible."

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