Northern Ireland

Belfast: Firefighters tackle blaze in Cathedral Quarter

Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service

Firefighters are at the scene of a blaze in the Cathedral Quarter area of Belfast.

The Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service (NIFRS) said it received a report of a fire at about 21:00 BST on Saturday.

It said six fire engines and an aerial ladder unit were sent to tackle the fire at a derelict building in Donegall Street.

A section of the Cathedral Quarter has been closed.

At 23:30, the fire service said crews were likely to remain in place for a few more hours.

Staff at The Muddlers Club, opposite the building, tweeted the restaurant had not been affected by the fire and praised the "quick action" of the fire service.