Firefighters bring accidental blaze under control; Fitzroy's damaged

Four fire appliances have managed to bring an accidental fire under control in Derry city centre this morning.

Monday, 22nd November 2021, 11:09 am
Fitzroy's restaurant in Bridge Street, Derry, suffered extensive fire damage on Monday morning. The fire is believed to have started in a store room. Photo: George Sweeney. DER2147GS – 025

The popular restaurant. Fitzroy's, was damaged in the blaze which occurred early on Monday.

A spokesman for the Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service (NIFRS) said crews responded to a report of a fire at 5.58am.

"Four fire appliances in total attended the scene, two fire appliances from Northland fire station and one fire appliance from each from Cresent Link and Limavady fire stations.

Fitzroy's restaurant in Bridge Street, Derry, suffered extensive fire damage on Monday morning. The fire is believed to have started in a store room. Firefighters also attended the adjoining Shake and Frappe premises on Carlisle Road. Photo: George Sweeney. DER2147GS – 026

"Firefighters were called to reports of a kitchen on fire at a commercial property earlier this morning. Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus used one hose reel and one jet to extinguish the fire. The incident was dealt with by 9.24am and the cause of the fire is being treated as accidental at this time," the spokesperson confirmed.

Bridge Street and Orchard Street areas of Derry were closed due to the inferno with the public advised to avoid the area.

Fitzroy's restaurant in Bridge Street, Derry, suffered extensive fire damage on Monday morning. The fire is believed to have started in a store room. Photo: George Sweeney. DER2147GS – 024