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Watch: Fire at Belfast scrap metal firm under control

Firefighters in Belfast have brought a huge blaze under control at a scrap metal firm.

The fire broke at McKenzies in Duncrue Street, in the north of the city on Sunday night.

A Northern Ireland Fire & Rescue Service (NIFRS) spokesperson said: “We received a call 11.51pm  last night  (2 June 2019) to attend a fire at McKenzies NI Ltd, Duncre Street, Belfast.

“At the height of the incident, a total of six fire appliances, an aerial appliance and 44 firefighters were engaged in firefighting operations.

Firefighters battle a blaze at McKenzies scrap metal plant on Duncrue Road, Belfast on June 3rd 2019 (Photo by Kevin Scott for Belfast Telegraph)
Firefighters battle a blaze at McKenzies scrap metal plant on Duncrue Road, Belfast on June 3rd 2019 (Photo by Kevin Scott for Belfast Telegraph)
Firefighters battle a blaze at McKenzies scrap metal plant on Duncrue Road, Belfast on June 3rd 2019 (Photo by Kevin Scott for Belfast Telegraph)
Firefighters battle a blaze at McKenzies scrap metal plant on Duncrue Road, Belfast on June 3rd 2019 (Photo by Kevin Scott for Belfast Telegraph)
Firefighters battle a blaze at McKenzies scrap metal plant on Duncrue Road, Belfast on June 3rd 2019 (Photo by Kevin Scott for Belfast Telegraph)
Firefighters battle a blaze at McKenzies scrap metal plant on Duncrue Road, Belfast on June 3rd 2019 (Photo by Kevin Scott for Belfast Telegraph)
Firefighters battle a blaze at McKenzies scrap metal plant on Duncrue Road, Belfast on June 3rd 2019 (Photo by Kevin Scott for Belfast Telegraph)
Firefighters battle a blaze at McKenzies scrap metal plant on Duncrue Road, Belfast on June 3rd 2019 (Photo by Kevin Scott for Belfast Telegraph)
Firefighters battle a blaze at McKenzies scrap metal plant on Duncrue Road, Belfast on June 3rd 2019 (Photo by Kevin Scott for Belfast Telegraph)
Firefighters battle a blaze at McKenzies scrap metal plant on Duncrue Road, Belfast on June 3rd 2019 (Photo by Kevin Scott for Belfast Telegraph)
Firefighters battle a blaze at McKenzies scrap metal plant on Duncrue Road, Belfast on June 3rd 2019 (Photo by Kevin Scott for Belfast Telegraph)

“Firefighters dealt with a large number of cars and scrap material on fire. The blaze was fanned by high winds and working in challenging conditions firefighters contained the fire to the yard area.

“The incident is likely to continue into late afternoon and Duncrue Street remains partially closed.

“The cause of the fire is under investigation.”

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