Fire fighters from Lisburn deployed to Portrush fire

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A former guest house in Portrush has been gutted by an overnight fire.

The fire, on the Coleraine Road was reported at 3.41am this morning.

A Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson said: “Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service (NIFRS) received a call at 3:41am to a report of a fire at derelict premises at the Coleraine Road area of Portrush this morning (Friday 4th March).

“Two fire appliances from Portrush Fire Station, and onefire appliance each from Portstewart and Coleraine Fire Station were deployed to the scene.

“An incident command appliance and VEMA appliance from Lisburn Fire Station were also deployed to the scene.

“Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus and using a number of ground jets and a VEMA fire appliance dealt with a well-developed fire at a derelict 3 storey property in the area. No one was inside the premises during the incident.

“Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service finished at the scene at 6:44am and the fire is being treated as deliberate.”