Page last updated at 09:20 GMT, Saturday, 27 March 2010

Fire crews tackle Belfast blaze

Donegall Street fire scene
A malicious cause to the fire has not been ruled out

The Fire and Rescue Service have said they cannot rule out that a blaze at a derelict building in Belfast city centre was started deliberately.

Firefighters were called to Donegall Street at about 0400 BST on Saturday.

Divisional commander Graham Lowry said there were fears that the blaze could have spread.

"The John Hewitt bar was at the other side and the ICTU building was there as well, but fortunately we were able to stop the fire reaching them," he said.

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