Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service

Primark Fire in Belfast – Update 31 August 2018 6.30pm

The fire at Primark, Castle Street, Belfast which began on 28 August 2018 has been extinguished. The scene has been handed over to Primark, who are managing an outer cordon. 14 businesses remain closed within the cordoned area.


The fire investigation to determine the cause of the fire is ongoing.


This has been a complex operation and Fire Crews will maintain a watching brief over the coming days.


We commend Fire Crews for their tremendous efforts during this challenging incident and for saving the refurbished rear extension of the building and adjacent properties. We are also grateful for the valuable assistance provided by our multi-agency partners and the support from the public during this time.

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