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Fire Alarm System At Block Of Flats Work 'As Expected' - NIFRS

Fire Alarm System At Block Of Flats Work 'As Expected' - NIFRS

Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service Group Commander Geoff Somerville explained that the fire was not similar to the fire that killed 71 people in Grenfell Tower previous year.

Four people were treated by paramedics but no one was seriously injured.

One resident was rescued and a number of others were led to safety by crews on the scene.

Locals ahve claimed the fire alarms in the flats failed to activate.

The local community hall operated by Seymour Hill and Conway Community Association opened its doors for residents of the block.

"They got everybody out", community worker Julie Ann Jackson told the BBC.

David Holt wrote on Twitter: 'That fire in the highrise flats in Dunmurry looks bad!

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Somerville said the smoke alarms were not supposed to go off in unaffected flats in order not to confuse his firefighters getting to the source of a blaze.

Locals took to social media to praise the rapid actions of the emergency services.

The Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service attended the fire at around half five yesterday evening.

Emergency crews at the scene are tackling the blaze, which is thought to have broken out in a ninth floor flat. The fire was extinguished at 6.10pm.

Northern Ireland Ambulance Service said the fire was reported from the ninth floor about 6pm on Wednesday. Four patients are receiving ambulance assistance at this moment.

Speaking about concerns of the residents, she told the Belfast Telegraph: "I think they were shook up from Grenfell, and after tonight they are really shook up".

It comes just five months after around 80 people died in the deadly Grenfell Tower blaze in Kensington.


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