Northern Ireland

Firefighters tackle Belfast city centre blaze

Fire-fighters had to cut their way into the building
Image caption Firefighters had to cut their way into the building

A fire at a dry cleaner's premises in Belfast city centre has been extinguished.

The blaze started in the building at the junction of Queen Street and Castle Street at about 20:00 GMT on Wednesday.

Three appliances were called to deal with the incident and roads in the area were sealed off.

Firefighters had to use cutting equipment to gain access to the building. The fire was brought under control by 22:30 GMT.

Crews from Knock and Springfield fire stations sent a total of 17 officers to the scene.

The fire was thought to have started accidentally.