Ship cabin blaze at Lisahally

Lisahally docks. INLS3215MC002
Lisahally docks. INLS3215MC002

Fire fighters were this morning drafted in deal with a blaze started in the cabin of a ship at Lisahally Port, it has been confirmed.

Northern Ireland Fire & Rescue Service teams from across the north were tasked to the scene shortly before 7am this morning.

A spokesperson has just confirmed: “Northern Ireland Fire & Rescue Service (NIFRS) received a call at 6.53am to a report of a fire in a cabin on a ship in the Lisahally Port area of Londonderry this morning (Tuesday 26th January).

“Four fire appliances from Crescent Link Fire Station, three Fire Appliances from Northland Fire Station, two Fire Appliances from Strabane Fire Station as well as assistance from Specialist Rescue Teams from Belfast and the Fire Emergency Support Service dealt with the fire.

“Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus and using hosereel jets dealt with the fire, working closely with the local Port Authority during the incident.

“All crew members were accounted for and there are no reports of any injuries.

“Northern Ireland Fire & Rescue Service finished at the scene at 8:23am.”