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Last Updated: Wednesday, 11 May, 2005, 06:08 GMT 07:08 UK
Firefighters stoned at house fire
A brick smashed the window of the fire engine
There have been a number of recent attacks on fire crews
A fire crew has been attacked by a crowd throwing stones and missiles in north Belfast.

It happened while the firefighters were attending a fire at a derelict house in Torrens Parade in the Oldpark area of the city.

None of the firefighters was injured during the attack, which took place on Tuesday night.

There have been a number of recent attacks on fire crews attending call-outs in Belfast.

The Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service has appealed to parents and community groups to help stop attacks on their crews.

On Monday night, they came under attack in Poleglass on the outskirts of west Belfast.

Divisional Fire Officer Jim Guy said the incidents had increased because of the longer light evenings.

"It seems to have increased in the last week or so and could be to do with the bright nights," he said.

"We have been running a successful media campaign with our other colleagues in the emergency services and cross-community groups.

"But it does seem to be a worrying trend in the last week that there have been a number of attacks on our firefighters."

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