Fire breaks out at Telstar Bar


Police are investigating a fire at a bar in Creggan.

The fire broke out at around 2:30a.m. on Thursday morning at the Telstar Bar.

No-one was injured.

The cause of the fire is still being investigated.

Fire service district commander Kieran Doherty said: “There was a fire in the roof space of the ground floor annexe of the bar.

“The fire damage was confined to this area but there has been smoke damage to the rest of the bar.”

Five fire appliances from Crescent Link, Northland, Strabane and Limavady Fire Stations were deployed to the scene. Four firefighters wearing breathing apparatus dealt with the fire. No one is believed to have been inside the property during the incident.

Sinn Féin Councillor Kevin Campbell speaking after an overnight fire at the Telstar Bar on Central Drive in Creggan.

Councillor Kevin Campbell said: “I visited the scene this morning and spoke to a number of members of staff who are shocked at this incident.

“The Fire Service have said they are investigating the cause of the blaze.

“Hopefully there will be more detail on this as the day progresses.

“Just ahead of summer holidays I would put an appeal out to the local community to keep an eye out for any incidents taking place in the Central Drive area.

“Last year we had several incidents at the shops with a number of businesses being damaged,we cannot allow this to happen again this year.”