More than 50 firefighters tackle blaze at commercial premises in Northern Ireland

A large fire at commercial premises in Enniskillen has been brought under control by 60 firefighters from the Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service.

By Graeme Cousins
Friday, 19th November 2021, 9:20 pm
Updated Friday, 19th November 2021, 9:34 pm
60 firefighters attended the fire in Enniskillen
60 firefighters attended the fire in Enniskillen

The fire at Tattygare Road, Lisbellaw, Enniskillen was reported just before 2pm this afternoon.

Group Commander Brian Coombes said:

“Eight Fire appliances, two aerial appliances, one high volume pump and one command support vehicle attended the scene.

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“Sixty firefighters worked tirelessly to successfully prevent fire spread to the adjoining buildings.

“Support for crews was provided by the Red Cross FESS vehicle.”

He said the fire was brought under control at 8.20pm by firefighters using breathing apparatus, jets and specialist equipment.

Mr Coombes said: “NIFRS are now scaling back resources and approx. 20 firefighters who will remain at the scene for several hours to deal with localised hot spots of fire within the building.”

The cause of the fire is under investigation said NIFRS.

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