03 October 2022
Northern Ireland Fire & Rescue Service (NIFRS) Group Commander Paul Rogers said:
“We can confirm that the fire at a commercial premises on Donegal Street, Belfast has now been dealt with.
“The cause of the fire is being treated as deliberate and the Police Service of Northern Ireland are now investigating. We received the initial call at 5.37am this morning.
“Our Firefighters worked tirelessly throughout the duration of the incident to ensure that the fire was brought under control and prevented the spread to nearby premises.
“There were over 60 personnel involved throughout the incident. We worked alongside Belfast City Council and other partner agencies during the course of the incident.
“At the height of the incident there were 8 Fire Appliances, 2 Aerial Appliances, 1 Command Support Unit, 1 Specialist Rescue Team and 5 Officers were in attendance. Our drone was also tasked for an aerial assessment of the incident.
“We would like to thank the public for their patience whilst we dealt with the incident.”