Fire causes extensive damage at disused Ballygowan builders yard

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Three fire engines were required to tackle a large blaze at a disused builders yard in Ballygowan, County Down.

The Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service (NIFRS) received a call shortly before 5pm and were still working at the scene until around 9pm.

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Group Commander Alan O'Neill told UTV crews from Carryduff, Comber and Newtownards attended the scene at Prospect Road, where a two-storey building was aflame.

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An aerial platform from Belfast was also employed as fire fighters worked to dampen the fire.

There was extensive damage to the building.