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Eleventh night bonfire set alight in Lisburn

By Claire Williamson

An eleventh night bonfire has been set alight in Lisburn

It comes just one day after a bonfire in Sandy Row, south Belfast was also set alight.

Old warren bonfire set alight this morning

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The Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service (NIFRS) received a call at 4.44am to a report of a bonfire alight at the Drumbeg Drive area of Lisburn in the early hours of Friday June 26.

One Fire Appliance from Lisburn Fire Station was deployed to the scene of a bonfire alight in the area.

One hose reel jet was used to deal with the incident. No property was damaged.

A NIFRS spokesman said: “The incident finished at 5:47am and is being treated as a deliberate fire. The incident has been passed to the Police Service of Northern Ireland.”

The bonfires are tradtionally set alight on July 11 ahead of the Twelfth of July parade.

Further reading:

Sandy Row bonfire: 'We'll build it bigger and better' say loyalists after pyre was set alight early

Sandy Row bonfire: Man arrested amid disturbances after early lighting 

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