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Lissue House fire: Police probe blaze in Lisburn

Published 09/06/2016

A fire has broken out at the former Lissue Hospital in Lisburn, County Antrim, Firefighers and police are at the scene on Ballinderry Road.
Picture by Freddie Parkinson/Press Eye
A fire has broken out at the former Lissue Hospital in Lisburn, County Antrim, Firefighers and police are at the scene on Ballinderry Road. Picture by Freddie Parkinson/Press Eye
A fire has broken out at the former Lissue Hospital in Lisburn, County Antrim, Firefighers and police are at the scene on Ballinderry Road. Picture by Freddie Parkinson/Press Eye
A fire has broken out at the former Lissue Hospital in Lisburn, County Antrim, Firefighers and police are at the scene on Ballinderry Road. Picture by Freddie Parkinson/Press Eye
A fire has broken out at the former Lissue Hospital in Lisburn, County Antrim, Firefighers and police are at the scene on Ballinderry Road. Picture by Freddie Parkinson/Press Eye
A fire has broken out at the former Lissue Hospital in Lisburn, County Antrim, Firefighers and police are at the scene on Ballinderry Road. Picture by Freddie Parkinson/Press Eye
A fire has broken out at the former Lissue Hospital in Lisburn, County Antrim, Firefighers and police are at the scene on Ballinderry Road. Picture by Freddie Parkinson/Press Eye
A fire has broken out at the former Lissue Hospital in Lisburn, County Antrim, Firefighers and police are at the scene on Ballinderry Road. Picture by Freddie Parkinson/Press Eye
A fire has broken out at the former Lissue Hospital in Lisburn, County Antrim, Firefighers and police are at the scene on Ballinderry Road. Picture by Freddie Parkinson/Press Eye
Firefighters tackling the blaze at Lissue House. Pic: PSNI

Police are investigating a fire at Lissue House in Lisburn.

It’s understood the blaze broke out at around 7am on Thursday morning and police and firefighters remain at the scene.

It is thought the fire may have been started deliberately and detectives in Lisburn are appealing for witnesses.

A NIFRS spokesman said: "The building has been substantially damaged due to the fire.

“Motorists are advised to seek alternative main routes as Firefighters remain at the scene.

“The initial call to this incident was received at 7:14am and it is too early to determine the cause of the fire at this stage.”

Detective Constable Bell from Lisburn Reactive and Organised Crime said: “We are keen to hear from anyone who was in the area this morning and who may have noticed anything or anyone suspicious or out of the ordinary. Please call 101, quoting reference 206 09/06/16.”

Lissue House is a former children's hospital.

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