Over 40 firefighters battling Lisburn blaze in large scale operation

The Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service (NIFRS) is currently dealing with a blaze at a storeroom in Lisburn.

he incident is taking place at a premises on the Old Ballynahinch Road.

Approximately 41 firefighters are in attendance, as well as six appliances – two from Lisburn, two from Belfast, one from Ballynahinch and one from Carryduff – an aerial ladder appliance from Belfast, a water tanker from Warrenpoint and a command unit from Kilrea.

The NIFRS said firefighting operations are ongoing and all persons are accounted for.

The cause of the inferno is undetermined at this time.

NIFRS group commander Suzanne Fleming, said: “NIFRS are attending a well-developed fire in a storeroom on Old Ballynahinch Road, Lisburn.

“Firefighting conditions were challenging on arrival, and firefighting operations include crews wearing breathing apparatus, and various water jets are in use to prevent fire spread.”

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