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Owners vow to rebuild west Belfast pub gutted by fire

A fire broke out in the Trinity Lodge Public House in the Turf Lodge area on Saturday.

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A fire broke out in the Trinity Lodge Public House in the Turf Lodge area on Saturday. Picture by Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service.

A fire broke out in the Trinity Lodge Public House in the Turf Lodge area on Saturday. Picture by Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service.

A fire broke out in the Trinity Lodge Public House in the Turf Lodge area on Saturday. Picture by Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service.

The owners of a west Belfast pub that was gutted in a fire have vowed to rebuild the premises.

A blaze broke out in the Trinity Lodge Public House in the Turf Lodge area on Saturday.

Pictures show part of the roof collapsed during the blaze.

No-one has been injured in the fire, which the Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service (NIFRS) understands to have been accidental.

In Facebook post, Trinity Lodge said: “Hard one for us all this morning. Just to let everyone know all staff got out safe and sound.

NIFRS Statement - Trinity Lodge, Belfast - 7th March 2020 NIFRS are dealing with a fire in Trinity Lodge Public House,...

Posted by Northern Ireland Fire & Rescue Service on Saturday, March 7, 2020

“Fire fighters still in attendance. We will post some news as and when we receive it.

“Main thing is that no one was hurt and buildings can and will be built again.”

A fire service spokesman said: “NIFRS are dealing with a fire at Trinity Lodge Public House, Belfast. The fire was well developed in the kitchen area when firefighters arrived.

“The fire has been brought under control by firefighters wearing breathing apparatus and using firefighting jets, and through jets from two aerial appliances.

“There are five fire appliances and two aerial appliances in attendance. There were no casualties.

“The cause of the fire is believed to be accidental.”

PA