Belfast Telegraph

UK Website Of The Year

House roofs collapse in major blaze

A dozen houses in west Belfast have been evacuated because of a large blaze.

The fire service said significant damage has been caused to three houses in Sunnyhill Park and the roofs of two have collapsed.

No-one has been injured.

Sixty firefighters and eight appliances attended.

Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service area commander Kevin O'Neill said firefighters were called to a shed on fire but it spread to an oil tank.

"The oil from that oil tank flowed across the back of several properties, setting fire to other oil tanks, causing partial roof collapse on two properties."

The area was left a scene of devastation, with houses blackened by smoke and gaping holes in roofs.

Scene of fire in #dunmurry. I'll be live for @BBCgmu after 8.

— Aileen Moynagh(@Ailser99) June 15, 2015

Your Comments

COMMENT RULES: Comments that are judged to be defamatory, abusive or in bad taste are not acceptable and contributors who consistently fall below certain criteria will be permanently blacklisted. The moderator will not enter into debate with individual contributors and the moderator’s decision is final. It is Belfast Telegraph policy to close comments on court cases, tribunals and active legal investigations. We may also close comments on articles which are being targeted for abuse. Problems with commenting?


From Belfast Telegraph