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Forty firefighters battle blaze in Belfast City Centre

Large Building on fire with firefighters battling blaze

A number of roads are closed in Belfast City Centre this morning, Wednesday 31 May, as emergency services deal with a major blaze at a derelict building on Samuel Street.

A Northern Ireland Fire & Rescue Service (NIFRS) spokesperson said:


“NIFRS were called to a fire in a derelict building at Samuel Street in Belfast City Centre at 0240hrs on Wednesday 31st May 2023.

"There are currently six Fire Appliances from Central, Whitla, Springfield and Cadogan, two Aerial Appliances from Springfield and Knock along with a Command Support from Lisburn, 40 Firefighters and eight Officers.

"Local residents are requested to keep windows closed.

"The incident is currently ongoing, cause still to be determined.”

Roads are closed at North Street, Millfield, Union Street, Royal Avenue, Gresham Street and Winetavern Street.

Police have advised motorists to "avoid the area at this time and seek an alternative route for your journey if possible".


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