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Police treating fire at building used by Belfast Multi-Cultural Association as deliberate

Police are appealing for information following a fire at a building used by the Belfast Multi-Cultural Association in the Donegall Pass area of south Belfast last night, Thursday 14 January.

Chief Inspector Gavin Kirkpatrick said: “We received a report of the fire just after 9pm. Officers attended along with colleagues from Northern Ireland Fire & Rescue Service, who extinguished the blaze.

“It is believed this fire, which resulted in significant damage to the property, was started deliberately. We have begun an investigation and are working alongside our NIFRS colleagues.

“We are also treating this incident as hate crime and appeal to anyone with information to contact us on 101, quoting reference 1626 of 14/01/21.”

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A Northern Ireland Fire & Rescue Service (NIFRS) reported that seven fire appliances, three specialist appliances and over 50 personnel tackled the blaze at Donegall Pass in the city.

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