Northern Ireland

County Fermanagh bank evacuated due to fumes

Ulster Bank, Lisnaskea
Image caption Staff at the Ulster Bank reported a strong smell of fumes in the building

A bank in County Fermanagh was evacuated on Tuesday morning after staff reported a strong smell of fumes.

Ten staff were told to leave the Ulster Bank branch in Lisnaskea and advised to attend a local health centre.

The fire and rescue service said they helped to ventilate the premises on Main Street.

Ulster Bank said the branch was temporarily closed as a precaution but re-opened in the afternoon.

A heating engineer was called in to investigate the problem.

Ulster Bank said sorry to its customers for any problems caused.

"The Lisnaskea branch was temporarily closed today as the result of a precautionary evacuation," said a spokeswoman.

"We apologise for any inconvenience this may have caused to our customers.

"The safety of our customers and staff is of the utmost importance to us."