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Antrim Fire: Nearly 40 firefighters on site to tackle massive inferno at industrial estate

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The Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service has warned residents to keep their windows closed due to the intensive smoke plumes emitted from the blaze. Officials have reported that there is at present a crew of 38 firefighters on the scene, Belfast Live writes.

There are concerns that one of the trailers on fire contains plastic.

Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service has stated the cause for the fire is currently unknown and it is still too soon to establish if the blaze was deliberate or accidental.

At 10.03pm the Twitter account of the Antrim and Newtownabbey arm of the PSNI posted a statement: “Stiles Way in Antrim is currently closed in both directions due to a large fire at a nearby industrial estate.

“Police would ask motorists and pedestrians to avoid the area whilst emergency services tackle the blaze.”

An update less than 30 minutes later said: “Police in attendance at a fire at Stiles Way in Antrim would ask any residents living nearby to stay indoors and keep their windows closed due to large amounts of smoke in the area.”

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