Blaze destroys furniture showroom

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An investigation is underway after a blaze destroyed a furniture showroom in east Belfast.

It is understood the fire broke out at the Carpetright store at Connswater retail park at about 1.45pm today.

Around 40 firefighters attended the scene.

A spokesman for the Northern Ireland Fire & Rescue Service (NIFRS) Spokesperson said: “At 13:47 NIFRS received a call to the Carpetright retail unit in Connswater Retail Park, Belfast.

“On arrival, crews encountered a well-developed fire in the premises and heavy smoke logging of adjacent premises.

“A total of 11 appliances, including 2 specialist aerial appliances, and more than 40 firefighters were needed to deal with the incident. “The fire has now been brought under control.”