Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service

Statement on Crumlin Road Courthouse fire 1 June 2020

At 2:43am on Monday 1 June three fire Appliances, an aerial Appliance and approximately 25 Firefighters were called to a fire at the Crumlin Road Courthouse. Firefighters wore breathing apparatuses and used one jet and two hose reel jets to extinguish the fire. The cause of the fire is believed to have been deliberate ignition and the incident was dealt with at 11:35am.

Assistant Chief Fire & Rescue Officer Paddy Gallagher said:

“Just hours after Firefighters were battling a major grass fire at Gullivers Avenue, they then had to respond to a fire in a major historical building at the Crumlin Road Courthouse. Thankfully no one was hurt and due to the quick actions of our Firefighters the fire did not spread to any other properties.

“This was a significant fire that came at the end of an extremely busy weekend for Northern Ireland Fire & Rescue Service and I want to thank all of our Firefighters who have stepped up to the mark over the last couple of days, as well as all of our partner agencies who have worked closely with us in responding to a number of challenging incidents.”

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