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Blaze erupts in same Belfast building which caught fire just days ago

Both incidents under investigation

By Jonathan Bell

A fire broke out in a Belfast city centre building for the second time in the past few days.

Firefighters attended the scene at Donegall Street on Monday evening just before 5pm. The road was closed to traffic and delays have been reported.

The fire has been put out and the last fire crew left the scene at about 6pm. The road has since been reopened.

It's the second time fire has broken out in the same building in the past week. Fire erupted in the derelict building on Friday evening.

Group commander Philip Scott told the Belfast Telegraph there were no reports of anyone inside the building.

Speaking from the Fire Service command centre during the incident he said early reports said the fire is in the second storey of the building and it was "small".

He said there were 17 firefighters at the scene, three appliances and their aerial appliance.

"It appeared fairly straight forward by all accounts. We have the aerial platform appliance there just in case there was any structural damage on from Friday.

Mr Scott said it was too early to say if there was any connection to Friday night's fire other than it being in the same building.

"Both Friday night and tonight are still under investigation," he said.

Fire breaks out in Belfast's Donegall Street. Pic by Kevin Scott.
Fire breaks out in Belfast's Donegall Street. Pic by Kevin Scott.
Fire fighters at the scene on Monday in Donegall Street. Pic Kevin Scott.
Fire breaks out in Belfast's Donegall Street. Pic by Kevin Scott.
Fire breaks out in Belfast's Donegall Street. Pic by Kevin Scott.
Fire breaks out in Belfast's Donegall Street. Pic by Kevin Scott.
Fire breaks out in Belfast's Donegall Street. Pic by Kevin Scott.
Fire breaks out in Belfast's Donegall Street. Pic by Kevin Scott.
Fire breaks out in Belfast's Donegall Street. Pic by Kevin Scott.
Fire breaks out in Belfast's Donegall Street. Pic by Kevin Scott.
Fire breaks out in Belfast's Donegall Street. Pic by Kevin Scott.
Fire breaks out in Belfast's Donegall Street. Pic by Kevin Scott.

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