A fire that burned for four days in the Belfast Port area has been extinguished.
The Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service said on Friday that the fire at the East Twin Road Scrap Metal Recycling Center in Belfast had been brought under control.
He said on Twitter that the blaze allegedly started accidentally and that firefighters worked “tirelessly” to put it out.
The incident at a scrap metal recycling center on East Twin Road, Belfast has come to an end. Firefighters worked tirelessly to ensure the blaze was under control.
The cause of the fire is currently considered to be an accidental ignition. pic.twitter.com/CJ3YpQQklL
– Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service (@NIFRSOFFICIAL)
December 31, 2021
The fire broke out on Tuesday afternoon, sending heavy plumes of smoke over parts of Belfast.
The service group’s commander, Paul Rogers, told the BBC on Wednesday that the blaze had involved “around 10,000 tonnes of metal and trash”.
More than 50 firefighters, six fire apparatus and additional specialized equipment, including a specialized command unit, long-range aerial devices and high-flow pumps were deployed to fight the blaze, along with two tugs from ‘fire.