Cathedral Quarter fire being treated as arson
Six fire appliances tackled the blaze on Donegall Street before it was brought under control.
A fire at a derelict building in Belfast’s Cathedral Quarter was arson, police have said.
At one stage six fire appliances were tasked to the scene on Donegall Street at around 9pm on Saturday.
— Police Service NI (@PoliceServiceNI) September 22, 2019
Police are appealing for information following arson attack at derelict building in Donegall St, Belfast last night. Any info to 101 quoting ref 2059 21/09/19. Or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus brought the fire under control using firefighting jets.
A section of the Cathedral Quarter was closed off while the fire was tackled.
On Sunday morning, the PSNI said the blaze is being treated as arson and issued an appeal for information.
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Thank you to the fast and quick action of the Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue service.
The restaurant was not affected by the fire in the building opposite & we will be back on Tuesday afternoon as normal. Thank you for your continued support.
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Detective Sergeant William Arnott said: “I would appeal to anyone who noticed any suspicious activity in and around Donegall Street, Belfast, last night or anyone who has information that could assist us with our investigation to contact detectives at Musgrave on the non-emergency number 101, quoting reference 2059 21/09/19.”