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Firefighters Remain At Scene After Fire Destroys Belfast Primark Store


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Parts of the city centre in Belfast remain off limits to the public this morning following a major fire that's destroyed a Primark store.

Firefighters remained on site overnight, amid fears that the remains of Bank Buildings could collapse.

The historic building dates back to 1787, and had recently been refurbished.

Primark yesterday said it's "deeply shocked and saddened" by the event.

Road closures in and around the building were in place overnight and traffic delays are expected in the area this morning.

Firefighters are expected to remain in the area for several more hours.

Dozens of members of the fire service attended the scene yesterday afternoon, as the fire spread through the building.

Speaking last night, Northern Ireland Fire & Rescue chief Gary Thompson said: "Witnessed first hand the tremendous work of our firefighters as they tackled major fire at Primark.

"Thanks to all our crews for their hard work and effort and for the support of our partner agencies and those providing welfare to crews on the ground."


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