Smoke from blaze could be seen for miles

Smoke in this photo can be seen drifting across the sky from the vantage point of the citys shipyard in east Belfast as a plane flies above.
Smoke in this photo can be seen drifting across the sky from the vantage point of the citys shipyard in east Belfast as a plane flies above.

A blaze in north Belfast generated such a pall of thick black smoke that it could be seen right across the city.

The fire brigade said that they were called to deal with an incident in which tyres were set alight in the Limestone Road area at about 8.25pm on Tuesday.

Despite being a relatively modest-sized fire, which required just two fire engines to extinguish, the fire brigade said that the resulting plume was visible from as far away as Finaghy, miles away on the southern side of the city.

Smoke in this photo can be seen drifting across the sky from the vantage point of the city’s shipyard in east Belfast as a plane flies above.

The fire brigade announced that the blaze, which was started out in the open, had been fully extinguished by 9.28pm.