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55 firefighters tackle overnight blaze at Belfast apartment block

Eighty people had to leave the building.

AN APARTMENT BLOCK in Belfast was evacuated overnight after a large fire.

Eighty residents had to leave the building.

The Northern Ireland Fire & Rescue Service (NIFRS) received a call at 2.10am to attend a fire at 97 Great Victoria Street.

Fifty-five firefighters were involved in tackling the blaze, which was brought under control.

Belfast apartment block fire The apartment block after the fire Source: Liam McBurney/PA Wire/PA Images

A number of people were treated for smoke inhalation but no one was seriously injured.

Belfast apartment block fire The apartment block after the fire Source: Liam McBurney/PA Wire/PA Images

The NIFRS said the cause of the fire is being treated as accidental.

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