Northern Ireland

Woodvale Road fire: 27 year old man released on bail

Police posted photos of the operation on their Facebook page Image copyright PSNI North Belfast
Image caption The fire broke out in a commercial building

A 27-year-old man has been released on bail pending further inquires following a fire on the Woodvale Road in Belfast.

The fire at a former fast food restaurant was reported to the Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service (NIFRS) at 05:30 BST on Thursday.

Smoke from the blaze was so thick that police warned motorists visibility in the area was "very limited".

Forty firefighters, five pumping appliances, an aerial appliance and a command support vehicle were deployed.

Image caption The fire caused extensive damage to the vacant shop