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Carpetright showroom fire: Police investigate cause of blaze that destroyed Connswater shop

Police are trying to establish the cause of a fire that destroyed a furniture showroom in east Belfast.

Plumes of black smoke billowed from Carpetright, in Connswater retail park, after the fire broke out at about 1.45pm on Saturday.

Flames were clearly visible through the smashed front doors of the shop and it could more than 40 firefighters to tackle the blaze and bring it under control.

Extensive damage was caused to the carpet outlet and smoke damage caused to adjacent retail units.

Detectives are appealing for anyone with information about the fire to contact them on the non-emergency number 101.

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