Major fire under control

Firefighters at the scene on the Drumnacanvy Road outside Portadown where they tackled a major fire at an industrial unit.



Picture by Jonathan Porter/Press Eye
Firefighters at the scene on the Drumnacanvy Road outside Portadown where they tackled a major fire at an industrial unit. Picture by Jonathan Porter/Press Eye

A fire on the Drumnacanvy Road, Portadown, is under control, according to the Fire Service, but the incident is expected to last into the early evening.

Firefighters were called to the blaze at a large industrial unit near Knocknamuckly this morning.

Firefighters at the scene on the Drumnacanvy Road outside Portadown where they tackled a major fire at an industrial unit.



Picture by Jonathan Porter/Press Eye

Firefighters at the scene on the Drumnacanvy Road outside Portadown where they tackled a major fire at an industrial unit. Picture by Jonathan Porter/Press Eye

Residents in the area have been asked to close all windows and doors as a precautionary measure.

Said a spokesperson, “The call was received at 11.51am today and there are currently five fire appliances and 23 firefighters in attendance.

“The Drumnacanvy Road is currently closed and the incident is ongoing.”

The Drumnacanvy area near Portadown. Image: Google/Digital Globe 2016

The Drumnacanvy area near Portadown. Image: Google/Digital Globe 2016