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Video: Neighbours praised for stopping fire spreading to Belfast homes

Kids blamed for large blaze

Neighbours in a Belfast residential area were praised for their actions in preventing a large fire spreading to homes.

Fire broke out in the Merrion Park area of Poleglass on Tuesday evening.

Sinn Fein blamed children for setting fire to trees in Colin Glen Forest Park.

Video posted on social media showed a large fire rage between two houses as residents watched on. Neighbours were said to have tackled the fire with hoses before the Fire Service arrived on the scene.

No one was thought to be injured in the incident.

"The neighbours were amazing," said one resident, "everyone is fine."

Poleglass Sinn Fein, in a Facebook post added: "Kids think this is funny setting fire to trees at the back of Merrion Park only for neighbours with hoses 2 houses would have caught fire."


Belfast Telegraph