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Appeal for information following blaze at a local builders yard

by | Oct 19, 2022

Police are appealing for witnesses and information following a fire at a building merchant on Station Road which occurred at approximately 8.15 pm last night, Tuesday, October 18th.

Sergeant Cullen said:

“Police were made aware of a fire at a building supplies yard and our colleagues from the Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service attended. Extensive damage was caused to the warehouse and the supplies housed within it.

“Our investigation is underway and at this time we understand that a firework may have caused the fire.

“We are appealing to anyone who was in the area at the time the incident took place or who may have captured dashcam footage to contact us on 101 quoting reference number 1832-18/10/22.

”A report can also be made using the online reporting form via www.psni.police.uk/makeareport or alternatively, information can be provided to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at www.crimestoppers-uk.org.”

Commenting on last night’s blaze, a Northern Ireland Fire & Rescue Service (NIFRS) spokesperson said:

“Firefighters were called to reports of a shed fire at commercial premises on Station Road, Larne yesterday evening at 7.58 pm.

“There were over 50 NIFRS personnel involved throughout the incident. At the height of the incident, there were 6 Fire Appliances, 1 Aerial Appliance, 1 Command Support Unit and 6 Officers in attendance.

“Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus used 4 jets to extinguish the fire.  The incident was dealt with at 10.54 pm.

“We could like to thank the public for their patience whilst we dealt with the incident.”

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