Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service

Hockley Terrace, Banbridge

Date, Time: 20 January 2021, 3.06am
Location: Hockley Terrace, Banbridge
Details:

On 20 January 2021 at around 3am, Firefighters were called to a fire involving 3 sheds on Hockley Terrace in Banbridge.

Over the course of the incident, one Appliance each from Dromore and Lurgan Fire Stations and two Appliances from Banbridge Fire Station attended the incident. An Aerial Appliance from Portadown Fire Station, a water tanker from Warrenpoint Fire Station and a Command Support Unit from Lisburn Fire Station also attended the incident. Approximately 27 Firefighters were in attendance at the height of the incident.

A cordon was established and local residents were evacuated for their own safety to Banbridge Leisure Centre as some of the sheds were used to store gas cylinders.

This was a challenging incident and Firefighters worked well, with our partners, to make the area safe as quickly as possible. Firefighters wore breathing apparatus and used 2 jets, 2 hose reel jets and the water tower from the Aerial Appliance to extinguish the fire. The incident was dealt with by 9.09am and the cause of the fire is believed to have been deliberate ignition.


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