Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus tackle blaze at Barnardo’s facility in Ballymena

Firefighters were called to the Barnardo's facility in Ballymena on Friday afternoon.

FIREFIGHTERS wearing breathing apparatus have tackled a blaze at a Barnardo’s facility in Ballymena.

Fire broke out in a kitchen at the Barnardo’s Leaving Care Service building at Grove Road on Friday afternoon.

The Fire Service were called to the Barnardo’s property on Friday.


Three fire appliances – two from the nearby Ballymena Station and one from Antrim – responded to a call at 2.51pm.

A Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service spokeswoman said: “Firefighters were called to a fire in a kitchen on Grove Road, Ballymena.

“Firefighters wore breathing apparatus and used a hose reel jet to extinguish the fire. The incident was dealt with by 3.32pm.”

The spokeswoman said no injuries were reported.

The number of people who live in the Barnardo’s facility in Ballymena is unknown but it is believed to be a small number.

The leaving care service supports the transition from care to independent living.

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