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Ballymena JP Corry blaze confirmed as accidental

Fire at JP Corry's outside Ballymena. Pic Pacemaker
Fire at JP Corry's outside Ballymena. Pic Pacemaker
Fire at JP Corry's outside Ballymena. Pic Pacemaker
Fire at JP Corry's outside Ballymena. Pic Pacemaker
Firefighters tackle a major fire at JP Corrys hardware store on the A26 five miles north of Ballymena, Sunday June 16, 2019. (Photo by Paul McErlane for the Belfast Telegraph)
Fire at JP Corry's outside Ballymena. Pic Pacemaker

The cause of a blaze at a Co Antrim business has been confirmed as accidental, the fire service has confirmed.

The fire broke out at the JP Corry building supply merchants on the A26 outside Ballymena on Sunday evening.

A fire service spokesman posted on Twitter: "The cause of the fire at JP Corry’s Ballymena has been confirmed as accidental. 

"Over 30 Firefighters worked hard throughout the night to contain the fire to the two storey building.

"The incident has been dealt with & firefighters left this scene at 9.40am this morning."

Video and pictures on social media showed flames engulfing the building on Sunday evening.

Police were forced to close off both sides of the dual carriageway as firefighters battled the blaze right beside the Applegreen petrol station.

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