Fire Service attend blaze at Benedict’s Hotel in Belfast
Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service (NIFRS) were tasked to a blaze late night, Sunday 12 March, at the popular Benedict's Hotel in Belfast.
The alarm was raised at 11:10pm. One appliance from Central, two appliances from Cadogan, two appliances Springfield and one appliance from Whitla, alongside five officers and a specialist command support unit where sent to the incident.
Police also attended and Bradbury Place was closed to traffic for a number of hours while fire service colleagues dealt with the blaze.
Commenting on the incident Northern Ireland Fire & Rescue Service (NIFRS) Spokesperson said:
"Firefighters used breathing apparatus and other specialist equipment to bring the fire under control.
"The incident has now scaled back however some resources remain in attendance. The cause of the fire is under investigation."
Benedict's Hotel posted the following statement on Monday morning:
"We would like to thank the amazing Northern Ireland Fire & Rescue Service for their quick actions when attending tonight.
"We also wish to thank our diligent staff for their rapid response in helping to evacuate everyone safely from the building.
"To our residents, thank you so much for your patience and understanding. We will be in contact with each and every one of you tomorrow. To the Europa Hotel and The Lansdowne Belfast, your help in relocating our residents at such short notice was invaluable.
"Our bar and accommodation will reopen as normal today (Monday 13th March). However, it may take a few days before our food service resumes".