Larne bingo hall fire: Up to 50 firefighters involved
About 50 firefighters have been involved in dealing with an overnight fire at a retail park in Larne, County Antrim.
The blaze began at a bingo hall in Laharna Retail Park on the Circular Road.
A member of the public reported the fire just before 04:00 BST on Sunday.
Eight pumping appliances and a fire command unit have been used in the operation.
John Bacon, of the Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service, said there had been a fear that the fire would spread to adjoining buildings.
"It had the potential to be a big fire, literally it didn't get to develop," he said.
"That's largely down to the actions of the initial crews in attendance, who made a heightened and sustained attack on the fire and prevented it from travelling too far into the fabric of the building."