Northern Ireland

Ballymena JTI cigarette factory blaze tackled

Fire at former Gallahers factory
Image caption Firefighters were sent to the factory on Friday evening

Firefighters have been tackling a blaze at a cigarette factory in Ballymena.

The fire at the JTI plant, formerly known as Gallahers, was reported at 21:20 BST on Friday.

Gallaher was founded in 1857 and has been owned by Japan Tobacco since 2007.

There are no further details at present.

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