Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service

Incidents of Note

Date, Time: 4 December 2019, 12.38pm
Location: Jerusalem Street, Belfast
Details:

Firefighters were called to a one vehicle road traffic collision on Jerusalem Street. The driver of the car was removed from her car by Firefighters. She was then transferred to the care of the Northern Ireland Ambulance Service. The incident was dealt with by 1.40pm.

Date, Time: 4 December 2019, 10.10am
Location: Moat Street, Donaghadee
Details:

NIFRS received a call at 10.10am to attend a fire at a restaurant on Moat Street, Donaghadee.

28 Firefighters were involved in extinguishing the fire. At the height of the incident there were 5 Fire Appliances from Donaghadee, Bangor, Newtownards and Knock, and an Aerial Appliance.

The incident was dealt with at 12.24pm.

The cause of the fire has been determined as accidental.

Date, Time: 14 November 2019, 11.09pm
Location: Duncrue Street, Belfast
Details:

NIFRS responded to a fire at the M2 Business Park, Duncrue Street, Belfast on Thursday 14 November 2019. Fire Crews responded quickly to the incident and their early actions prevented fire spread to three adjoining businesses.

Firefighters worked tirelessly throughout the night on Thursday 14 November 2019, fighting the fire in difficult conditions, and at the height of the incident a total of 13 fire appliances and more than 60 fire personnel were involved at the scene.

The high rack shelving and roof in the premises collapsed, and Firefighters worked to extinguish the fire using Breathing Apparatus and a High Volume Pump.

It was a protracted incident that lasted until 8.20pm on Monday 18 November 2019.

The cause of the fire has been determined as accidental.

Date, Time: 3 November 2019, 00.43am
Location: Kennedy Way, Belfast
Details:

Firefighters attended a fire in a commercial premises on Kennedy Way, Belfast early Sunday morning. At the height of the incident 6 Fire Appliances were in attendance. It was a protracted incident that continued until 3.31pm. Firefighters used jets, breathing apparatus, and a turntable ladder to extinguish the fire. The cause of the fire has been determined as deliberate.

 

Date, Time: 22 October 2019, 09:48am
Location: Frosses Road, Ballymena, Co Antrim
Details:

Two Appliances from Ballymena, one from Coleraine Fire Station, one from Ballymoney, one from Carrickfergus, one from Maghrafelt one from Kilrea and one from Dungiven attended an incident at a chicken shed on Frosses Road in Ballymena, Co Antrim.

Upon arrival, Firefighters found the shed well alight. Firefighters used breathing apparatus and hose reel jets to tackle the fire. The incident was dealt with by 4:36pm and the cause of the fire is currently under investigation.

 

Date, Time: 23 September 2019, 10:21am
Location: Omagh Hospital
Details:

NIFRS received a call regarding a smell of fumes at Omagh Hospital on Monday 23 September. Six appliances attended the incident as well a NIFRS Safety Officer and Hazmat Officer. NIFRS worked closely with the Western Health and Social Care Trust and the hospital was partially evacuated. The cause of the smell was identified as coming from a small chemical leak in the plant room at Omagh Hospital. This leak was isolated and made safe. 4 people were assessed by ambulance personnel at the scene. The incident was dealt with by 1:42pm and handed over to Western Health and Social Care Trust staff.

Date, Time: Thursday 12 September, 04.19am
Location: Tummery Road, Irvinestown
Details:

NIFRS received a call to attend a fire at a large shed on the Tummery Road in Irvinestown. 5 appliances attended the incident. One from Irvinestown, one from Dromore, one from Fintona, one from Belleek and one from Enniskillen. The shed was used to store a number of gas cylinders and had collapsed. Firefighters used hose reel jets to extinguish the fire and cool the cylinders down to a safe temperature. BOC (the gas provider) have been informed that the cylinders are now safe to be removed. The incident was dealt with by 09.39am. The cause of the fire is currently under investigation.

Date, Time: 13 August 2019, 5.05pm
Location: Crumlin Road Courthouse, Belfast
Details:

“NIFRS responded to a fire at Crumlin road Courthouse on Tuesday 13 August.”

Seven fire appliances and 30 firefighters from across Belfast were in attendance, along with a high-reach aerial appliance. Firefighters used breathing apparatus and hose reel jets to extinguish the fire.

The cause of the fire was deemed to be deliberate ignition and it was under control by 7:35pm.”

Date, Time: 17 July 2019, 2.54am
Location: Laurel Hill Road, Coleraine
Details:

“NIFRS responded to a fire in a derelict building on the site of the former army base on Laurel Hill Road, Coleraine at 2.54am this morning.”

6 appliances from Coleraine, Portstewart, Portrush and Northland, attended the blaze. Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus extinguished the fire.

The incident is ongoing and one Aerial appliance remains on site.

Date, Time: 02 July 2019, 5.20am
Location: Steeple House, Antrim
Details:

NIFRS responded to a call at 5.20am this morning to a fire in the derelict Steeple House, Antrim. 2 appliances from Antrim, 1 from Ballymena and the turntable ladder & aerial from Springfield, Belfast attended the incident.

Crews dealt with the fire using breathing apparatus and hose reel jet.

The cause of the fire was determined as deliberate. The incident was dealt with at 1215pm.

Date, Time: 29 June 2019, 12.13pm
Location: Ligford Road, Strabane
Details:

“NIFRS responded to a coach on fire on the Ligford Road between Strabane and Plumbridge at 12:13am on 29 June.

3 appliances from Strabane, Castlederg and Newtownstewart attended the blaze. Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus extinguished the fire using foam jets.

The cause of the fire was deemed to be accidental. The incident was dealt with by 2.03pm’’

 

 

 

 

Date, Time: 21st June 2019, 7.00am
Location: The Mall West, Armagh
Details:

NIFRS responded to a call just before 7.00am this morning to a lorry on fire at The Mall West, Armagh.

 

2 fire appliances from Armagh station attended the incident. Crews dealt with the fire using breathing apparatus and hose reel jet.

 

The cause of the fire was determined as accidental. A male involved in the incident sustained superficial burns to his face.

 

The incident was dealt with at 7.12am.

Date, Time: 12th June 2019, 2.14am
Location: Ardmillan Crescent, Newtownards
Details:

Firefighters attended the scene of a small house fire in a living room of a house in Newtownards in the early hours of this morning. A working smoke alarm activated. An 81 year old female suffered minor smoke inhalation and was rescued by firefighters  and taken to hospital by ambulance.

Date, Time: 12 June 2019, 6.15am
Location: Maeve House, Duncairn Gardens, Belfast
Details:

Firefighters attended the scene of a fire on the 10th floor of a block of flats in Belfast. 4 Fire Appliances in total attended the scene where a grill pan caught fire. 1 male in his 40s suffered minor smoke inhalation and led to safety on Firefighters arrival. Firefighters assisted him to ambulance.

 

Date, Time: 6 June 2019, 12:10pm
Location: Killylacky Road, Lisnaskea
Details:

Firefighters attended an incident on a farm on the Killylacky Road, Lisnaskea.  One Fire Appliance from Lisnaskea Fire Station and 1 from Enniskillen Fire Station attended the incident. 

 

A man in his 70’s was overcome by slurry fumes while mixing slurry in a shed. The man had collapsed and he was rescued by another man in his 40’s from the shed prior to the arrival of Firefighters.  Both men were treated at the scene by paramedics.  Two cows in the shed were overcome by the fumes and died as a result.   The incident was dealt with at 1.27pm. 

 

 

 

Date, Time: 15 May 2019 , 8:30pm
Location: Annaghnaboe Road, Coalisland
Details:

Firefighters attended the scene of a light aircraft which had crashed during take-off.  2 Fire Appliances in total attended the scene from Dungannon. 2 male casualties aged 41 and 47 were out of the aircraft on Firefighters arrival.  Firefighters assisted them to ambulance.  Both casualties were taken to Craigavon hospital by ambulance.  The incident was dealt with at 9:26pm. 

 

Date, Time: 15 May 2019 , 4:35am
Location: St Brigid's College, L'Derry
Details:

Firefighters attended an incident at St Brigid’s College, Glengalliath Road, L’Derry.  3 Fire Appliances in total attended the scene, 2 from Northland, 1 from Crescent Link. Firefighters dealt with a fire at the rear of the building. The cause of the fire was determined as accidental. The incident was dealt with at 7:40am.

Date, Time: 24 March 2019, 10.07pm
Location: Fire at Riverside Regional Centre, Coleraine
Details:

NIFRS received a call at 10.07pm on 24 March 2019 to attend a fire  in a building in the Riverside Regional Centre, Coleraine. In total 7 Fire Appliances and 35 Firefighters from Coleraine, Portstewart, Portrush and Londonderry were involved in tackling the blaze.  Firefighters dealt with a fire in Indus Valley Restaurant and worked hard to prevent the fire from spreading to adjacent buildings and businesses. The incident was dealt with at 00.46am (25 March 2019) and the cause of the fire remains under investigation.

Date, Time: 20 March 2019, 10.57am
Location: Little Patrick Street, York Street, Belfast
Details:

NIFRS Specialist Rescue Team along with local Firefighters rescued a man from the 8th floor of a building under construction. He received medical attention by a paramedic and was transferred onto a stretcher and taken down from the 8th floor in the cage of a Turntable Ladder Appliance. He was taken to hospital by Ambulance.   The incident was dealt with at 12.21pm.   NIFRS Specialist Rescue Team, 2 Fire Appliances, a Turntable Ladder Specialist Appliance and the Fire Emergency Support Service attended the incident.  

Date, Time: 16 March 2019, 20.55
Location: An NIFRS spokesperson said - “Northern Ireland Fire & Rescue Service (NIFRS) is appealing to people to stay away from the former St. Mary’s Youth Club/Creggan Community Centre, Fanad Drive, Creggan, following a number of deliberate fires in the derelict building. “Firefighters attended 5 incidents at the site over the weekend. The largest incident was on Saturday night (16 March 19). NIFRS received a call at 8.55pm to a well-developed fire. A total of 9 Fire Appliances, from Northland, Crescent Link, Strabane, Dungiven and Ballymoney Fire Stations, with approx. 40 Firefighters attended the incident to extinguish the fire which destroyed about 80% of the building. Firefighters were at the scene dealing with the incident until 2.15am on 17 March. “Firefighters also attended 4 other incidents at the site over the weekend, 3 of which involved rubbish deliberately set on fire. “NIFRS is appealing to people to stay away from the site and is warning about the dangers of deliberate fire setting. Deliberate fires are a risk to both the public and Firefighters and they could have an impact on the local community- if NIFRS resources are responding to a deliberate fire this may have the potential to cause a delay in response to a real emergency in the area. “NIFRS has been in contact with the owners of the site to ask that the site is secured.”
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