Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service

Bonfire Incident, Derry

Date, Time: 15 August 2018, 22.51hours
Location: Meenan Square, Bogside, Derry

“NIFRS received a call at 22.51hours on 15 August 2018 to a bonfire incident at Meenan Square, Bogside, Derry.  A bonfire had been lit close to an electricity substation, an unoccupied building and other residential and business properties.

“3 Fire Appliances and an Aerial Appliance attended the incident to cool and protect the electricity substation and unoccupied building.  Other nearby buildings were monitored but no further action was required.

“Whilst at the scene a bottle was thrown at Firefighters, thankfully no-one was injured nor any damage caused to the fire appliance.

“NIFRS remained at the scene until 00.47hours.”


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