Over 100 fire fighters deal with Belfast blaze

More than 100 fire fighters have dealt with a huge fire which engulfed a disused Belfast factory on Sunday.

The fire broke out at the unoccupied factory on the Boucher Road late in the evening.

Nearby residents in the Lisburn Road area were told to keep all their windows closed as there was a fear of toxic fumes emanating from the factory, however that was later ruled out.

The Boucher Road was closed for a time as fire engines rushed to the scene while four specialist aerial appliances were used to pour thousands of gallons of water on the blaze.

A spokesperson said: "The sheer scale, size and ferocity of the fire meant it was several hours before we got it under control."

No one was injured in the fire which saw huge plumes of black smoke across the city.


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