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NIFRS tasked to Bombardier Belfast

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A number of fire appliances have been tasked to the grounds of Bombardier Belfast, Airport Rd.

Harbour police have closed Airport Road to traffic

A Northern Ireland Fire & Rescue Service (NIFRS) Spokesperson said:

NIFRS is currently attending an incident at Bombardier Aerospace, Airport Road, Belfast. The incident involves a factory unit on fire. NIFRS received the first call to the incident at 2045hrs with our first resource in attendance within 2 minutes.

There are currently a total of 6 pumping appliances, 1 aerial appliance, a high volume pump with a total of 50 firefighters and supervisory officers engaged in firefighting operations to contain the fire.

Members of the public are asked to avoid the area of Airport Road to enable firefighting operations to continue unhindered.

UPDATE 23.05 – A Northern Ireland Fire & Rescue Service (NIFRS) Spokesperson said:

We are pleased to report that the incident at Bombardier Aerospace is now under control. Operations are being scaled back with a small number of resources remaining at the scene to damp down.

The fire appears to have started in machinery and the cause of the incident is under investigation. At this stage the cause is believed to be accidental.

There were no injuries at the incident.

Bombardier Belfast specialises in the design and development of complex advanced composite and metallic aerostructures in all classes of civil aircraft.

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