Appeal for pallets after 11th night bonfire prematurely set alight last night in Bangor

An online appeal has been made for 'spare pallets or wood' for a bonfire in Bangor after it was reportedly set alight last night.

By Gemma Murray
Wednesday, 29th June 2022, 9:55 am
The image shared online of the decimated bonfire
The image shared online of the decimated bonfire

A post online from a group calling itself 'RUC/UDR' says: "Whitehill bonfire in Bangor burnt last night, another attack on Protestant Culture.

"Please share and if anyone local has any spare pallets or wood to help them out......"

The PSNI said they have received no reports of the Whitehill bonfire being set alight last night.

The Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service have confirmed they received a call at 3.24am to Whitehill Drive in Bangor.

The added that “2 Fire Appliances from Bangor Fire Station attended the incident.”

They added that ‘Firefighters were called to a quantity of bonfire material on fire. They used 3 jets to extinguish the fire. The incident was dealt with by 05.13am and the cause of the fire is believed to be deliberate ignition.’