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Ulster University's Jordanstown campus hit by blaze

Published 08/01/2016

Twenty-two firefighters and five appliances attended the Co Antrim blaze
Twenty-two firefighters and five appliances attended the Co Antrim blaze

A fire has broken out at Ulster University's Jordanstown campus.

Twenty-two firefighters and five appliances attended the Co Antrim blaze, the Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service (NIFRS) said.

Investigators are at the scene.

Jordanstown is the largest of the university's campuses and is seven miles (11km) north of Belfast city centre.

It specialises in business, engineering, social sciences, communication and academic disciplines relating to the science and coaching of sport.

A university spokesman said: "A small fire broke out in a laboratory at the Jordanstown campus early this morning but was quickly contained and extinguished by the NI Fire and Rescue service.

"There were no injuries and alternative temporary laboratory space is currently being identified to minimise any disruption to students and staff."

An NIFRS spokesman said it received a call at 6.43am to a report of a fire at premises at Ulster University's Jordanstown campus.

Two fire appliances from Whitla fire station, two from Glengormley and one from Springfield were deployed.

"Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus dealt with a small fire in a research laboratory on the campus. The fire damage was localised to one area of the laboratory. There have been no injuries.

"NIFRS finished at the scene at 9am and the cause of the fire is still under investigation."

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