Belfast Telegraph

Seven saved from separate blazes

Seven people have been rescued from separate fires in Northern Ireland.

Initial investigations into a blaze at a hotel apartment block in south Belfast suggest it was suspicious.

Firefighters were called to the scene, at Malone Mews in Sandringham Street, at around 6.30am on Saturday.

The outbreak, believed to been started on the first and second floors, blocked escape routes.

Fire crews saved four people from the four-storey building, which provides self-catering for hotel guests, while others were evacuated.

Meanwhile, three people were rescued from fires at houses in Newry.

Firefighters had extinguished a blaze inside one house on St Mary's Street when they were called back to another in a neighbouring apartment.

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