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Primarks on fire!

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MiMr Tue 28-Aug-18 12:50:01

Just after their refurb and extension in Belfast! Crazy 😦

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TheCraicDealer Tue 28-Aug-18 12:56:38

I'm in Scottish Provident Building looking over Fountain Street, been watching it develop all morning. They've widened the cordon up to Lunns (all stores closed in between) and the back section of the roof has all come down. Looks like it'll be a total loss.

MiMr Tue 28-Aug-18 12:58:56

It's crazy. I think it might be out now ? I wonder if the new materials were flammable.

Ones working in castle court have been told to go home!

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MiMr Tue 28-Aug-18 12:59:51

I thought the clock had come down but it seems to still be there

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TheCraicDealer Tue 28-Aug-18 13:10:20

We can see the back of the building and there was like an annex on the roof which housed (I imagine) the clock workings, and it's completely collapsed. Really, really hope they can save the facade.

MiMr Tue 28-Aug-18 13:23:28

Looks like it's back on fire again!

There's wee fuckin rats busking outside the building singing fire related songs.. building burning in the background! angry

Some people have no shame or respect for the building or jobs lost today.

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ArieltheMermaid1720 Tue 28-Aug-18 13:27:25

Was just in Dunnes and they have closed their fitting rooms in case they're evacuated. the cordon keeps getting bigger. Its a lovely building so I hope it can be saved.

MiMr Tue 28-Aug-18 13:31:07

Dunnes is a good wee dander away!

Castlecourt has closed for the day now as well.

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2004bestyear Tue 28-Aug-18 13:52:52

I'm watching the Belfast Telegraph live video. The fire appears to now be down to the 3rd floor..not good shock

MiMr Tue 28-Aug-18 14:01:11

I know! If it reaches the clothes then everything is gonna light up real quick!

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2004bestyear Tue 28-Aug-18 14:03:03

The whole place is a gonner now. Hope they can save the building but it's not looking good.

TheCraicDealer Tue 28-Aug-18 14:05:34

Yeah we can't see any flames but the smoke has got v intense.

Links are being made in the BelTel to contractors laying tar on the roof this morning.

WhatAmISupposedToBeDoing Tue 28-Aug-18 14:06:25

Oh NO shock it would be terrible if they lost the whole lot. It's been there my whole life .

We're in town, we had planned to take DD to McDonald's and the Disney Shop today.

MiMr Tue 28-Aug-18 14:13:45

Fire spread to the 3rd and ground floor behind the front doors

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MiMr Tue 28-Aug-18 14:14:48

@WhatAmISupposedToBeDoing oh no! The Disney store might still be open but I doubt McDonald's is. There's one in Victoria square?

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MiMr Tue 28-Aug-18 14:15:42

@TheCraicDealer my sister said the radio were blaming gas?

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TheCraicDealer Tue 28-Aug-18 14:18:02

They mentioned gas canisters in the article which would make sense if they were laying tar. I'd imagine it'll be a while before the cause is identified for definite.

TheCraicDealer Tue 28-Aug-18 14:18:19

Holy fuck

MiMr Tue 28-Aug-18 14:19:01

The m2!!!

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MiMr Tue 28-Aug-18 14:19:57

The fire was pretty much out over an hour ago, can't believe the state now! It's fucked like, everything inside the store is flammable.

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shoofly Tue 28-Aug-18 14:21:12

It's awful to see such a beautiful building go up like that. Dear love the staff as well, fairly clear it'll not be open for a long time.

2004bestyear Tue 28-Aug-18 14:21:27

It's completely gutted by the looks of things sad

WhatAmISupposedToBeDoing Tue 28-Aug-18 14:22:09

The McDonald's in Victoria Square is gone!
Cordons are being extended and buses are who knows where.

MiMr Tue 28-Aug-18 14:22:33

Yup! Poor staff indeed. Aparently the managers were in tears at the Debenhams cafe.

Especially with Christmas approaching sad

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