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LATEST | Fire Service remain at scene of Ballymoney blaze as cause still under investigation

Above image/NIFRS

Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service are continuing to investigate a major blaze at an industrial premises in Ballymoney which started yesterday afternoon, Monday 22 November.

In the latest update from the NIFRS, it has been confirmed that the blaze is no longer being treated as a Major Incident.

Group Commander Barry Ross, Northern Ireland Fire & Rescue Service, said:

“Firefighters from across Northern Ireland remain at the scene of a major fire at an industrial premises on the Ballymena Road, Ballymoney. Throughout the night more than 100 Firefighters, including 9 Officers, 15 Fire Appliances and 10 Specialist Appliances fought to bring the fire under control.

Above images/NIFRS

“The incident is no longer being treated as a major incident however more than 30 Firefighters, including 4 Officers, 4 Fire Appliances, 2 Aerial Appliances and 1 High Volume Pump remain at the scene alongside a Command Support Unit.

“As the incident continues, arrangements have been put in place to maintain emergency response cover across Northern Ireland. The incident is expected to continue into this evening.

“We continue to ask the public to avoid the area and for local residents to remain in their homes.

“The cause of fire is still under investigation.”

Above images/McAuley Multimedia


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