Firefighters tackle Shankill blaze
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Shankill blaze: Firefighters tackle fire at houses in Belfast

Firefighters have attended a blaze in the Shankill area of Belfast which gutted two terraced houses and damaged another.

The houses were close to a bonfire at Hopewell Square.

Alan Walmsley of the Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service said crews were at the incident "very quickly" and that their "hard work" had prevented a row of terraced houses being destroyed.

He said at this stage it looked like the fires at Hopewell Square may have been caused by burning embers carried through the air.

  • 12 Jul 2016