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Fire at former petrol station in Glengormley

Firefighters work to extinguish a blaze at a former petrol station in Glengormley. Picture by Justin Kernoghan

A HUGE fire at a car wash in Co Antrim is being treated as accidental, the Fire Service said.

The blaze on the Antrim Road in Glengormley began shortly before noon, prompting police to issue a warning about poor visibility caused by heavy smoke from the scene.

Police sealed off the area around the car wash, which is located on the site of a disused petrol station.

The buildings on the old garage forecourt were totally destroyed in the blaze.

A spokeswoman for the Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service (NIFRS) said three crews from Glengormley and Belfast were called to the scene at 11.51am.

An aerial fire appliance from Knock Fire Station was also brought in to help deal with the blaze.

"Firefighters dealt with a fire in a disused petrol station building which is being used as a car wash," a NIFRS spokeswoman said.

"The incident was dealt with at 3.17pm and the cause of the fire is being determined as accidental."

 

 

 Picture by Justin Kernoghan

Picture by Justin Kernoghan

Picture by Justin Kernoghan

 Picture by Justin Kernoghan

 Picture by Justin Kernoghan

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