Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service

Updated statement on Port Road Fire

Thursday 30 July 2020

Group Commander William Johnston, Northern Ireland Fire & Rescue Service said: 

“Yesterday (Wednesday 29 July 2020) at 10.57am, Firefighters were called to an incident at Port Road, Londonderry Port. At the height of the incident, fifteen appliances and approximately sixty Firefighters were in attendance, including high reach aerial appliances and a command support vehicle.

“Our Firefighters worked quickly to bring the incident under control, wearing breathing apparatus and using a range of jets to extinguish the fire.

“I am pleased to say that there were no casualties and the swift action of crews ensured that neighbouring properties were protected and damage was minimised. The incident was dealt with by 7.35pm. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

“We worked closely with the PSNI and the Harbour Master at Foyle Port throughout the incident and I would like to thank them for their assistance throughout.”



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