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Watch: Bonfire set alight close to Northern Ireland petrol station being rebuilt ahead of Eleventh night

The scene on Love Lane in Carrickfergus as the local community rebuild a bonfire after the original bonfire they built was burnt on Monday evening.
Picture by Matt Mackey / presseye.com
The scene on Love Lane in Carrickfergus as the local community rebuild a bonfire after the original bonfire they built was burnt on Monday evening. Picture by Matt Mackey / presseye.com
The scene on Love Lane in Carrickfergus as the local community rebuild a bonfire after the original bonfire they build was burnt on Monday evening. Picture by Matt Mackey / presseye.com
The scene on Love Lane in Carrickfergus as the local community rebuild a bonfire after the original bonfire they build was burnt on Monday evening. Picture by Matt Mackey / presseye.com
The scene on Love Lane in Carrickfergus as the local community rebuild a bonfire after the original bonfire they build was burnt on Monday evening. Picture by Matt Mackey / presseye.com
The scene on Love Lane in Carrickfergus as the local community rebuild a bonfire after the original bonfire they build was burnt on Monday evening. Picture by Matt Mackey / presseye.com
The scene on Love Lane in Carrickfergus as the local community rebuild a bonfire after the original bonfire they build was burnt on Monday evening. Picture by Matt Mackey / presseye.com
The scene on Love Lane in Carrickfergus as the local community rebuild a bonfire after the original bonfire they build was burnt on Monday evening. Picture by Matt Mackey / presseye.com

A bonfire, constructed across the road from a petrol in Carrickfergus, is being rebuilt after it was set alight prematurely ahead of the Eleventh night.

The towering construction located at Prince Andrew Way was set alight at 4.35am on Tuesday morning.

Two fire appliances were sent and worked through the night to extinguish the blaze.

The NIFRS had been working closely with partner agencies in relation to the bonfire.

The bonfire was being rebuilt on Tuesday ahead of the annual celebrations.

The Dunmurry bonfire was also set alight early on Monday night.

The PSNI said they were not the lead agency on bonfires but work "closely with our partner agencies and local communities to address concerns linked to bonfires".

Meanwhile tensions have risen around bonfires in Belfast after the City Council secured a High Court injunction on Friday preventing more materials being added to four loyalist bonfires in Belfast amid health and safety concerns.

Last night masked loyalists appeared to break a court order banning them from extending the Eleventh night bonfire in Belfast.

The loyalists, wearing balaclavas and scarves over their faces, could be seen on Monday afternoon using a cherry picker to add wooden pallets onto the top of the bonfire at a site in the east of the city that is at the centre of a controversial court ruling.

However, on Monday at Inverary playing fields - one of the sites covered by the injunction - pallets were being added to the bonfire. Video and photographs taken by the Press Association shows piles of wooden pallets being lifted onto the bonfire and then stacked on top by two masked men.

Loyalists in east Belfast have been left angry by the court injunction.


Pacemaker Press Belfast 11-07-2017: Fire crews have been dealing with a large bonfire in Carrickfergus that was set alight prematurely. Assistant chief fire officer Alan Walmsley said firefighters were called to the scene in County Antrim at about 05:30 BST on Tuesday. The Carrickfergus bonfire was built with hundreds of wooden pallets.
Picture By: Arthur Allison.
Pacemaker Press Belfast 11-07-2017: Fire crews have been dealing with a large bonfire in Carrickfergus that was set alight prematurely. Assistant chief fire officer Alan Walmsley said firefighters were called to the scene in County Antrim at about 05:30 BST on Tuesday. The Carrickfergus bonfire was built with hundreds of wooden pallets. Picture By: Arthur Allison.
Pacemaker Press Belfast 11-07-2017: Fire crews have been dealing with a large bonfire in Carrickfergus that was set alight prematurely. Assistant chief fire officer Alan Walmsley said firefighters were called to the scene in County Antrim at about 05:30 BST on Tuesday. The Carrickfergus bonfire was built with hundreds of wooden pallets. Picture By: Arthur Allison.
Carrickfergus bonfire set alight.
©Press Eye Ltd - Northern Ireland . Mandatory Credit - Philip Magowan // PressEye.com Friday 7th July 2017 Carrickfergus bonfire, Love Lane near a petrol station at Prince Andrew Way, Carrickfergus, Co Antrim
©Press Eye Ltd - Northern Ireland . Mandatory Credit - Philip Magowan // PressEye.com Friday 7th July 2017 Carrickfergus bonfire, Love Lane near a petrol station at Prince Andrew Way, Carrickfergus, Co Antrim
Carrickfergus bonfire, Love Lane near a petrol station at Prince Andrew Way, Carrickfergus, Co Antrim Press Eye Ltd - Northern Ireland . Mandatory Credit - Philip Magowan // PressEye.com Friday 7th July 2017

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