Major blaze breaks out on Belfast’s Victoria Street (PHOTOS, VIDEOS)
Breaking: Major fire at building on Great Victoria Street in Belfast. Strong winds fanning flames. pic.twitter.com/5PjfNWHS22— Ricky Thompson (@Ricky_UTV) September 11, 2016
Totally gutted, I'm hearing a hairdressers is on the ground floor pic.twitter.com/Bytk683W72— Jim (@Belfast_Jim) September 11, 2016
The fire appears to be centered in a terraced building under renovation, and is located close to the Europa Hotel. Images from the area show the surrounding streets filled with smoke as at least three fire trucks tackle the blaze.
Local reports say the wind is fanning the flames.
The cause of the fire has not yet been determined and there have been no reports of injuries.
People in Belfast are sharing images of the intense clouds of smoke spreading over the city.
#Belfast blaze on Grt V Street is just behind new apartment complex and very close to petrol station. Burning embers blowing in strong wind.— Ricky Thompson (@Ricky_UTV) September 11, 2016