LATEST: Firefighters tackle huge Bessbrook blaze

Firefighters are tackling a significant fire at Loughbrook Industrial Estate in Bessbrook.
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Pictures shared on social media show the extent of the fire, which appears to have caused significant damage to property.

The Northern Ireland Fire Service said they had been in attendance since just after 12.30am on Thursday morning.

“At the height of the incident 60 firefighters attended along with 10 pumping appliances, two aerial appliances, two water tankers and a command support unit,” a NIFRS spokesperson added.

The scene at Loughbrook Industrial Estate in the early hours of this morning. Pic courtesy of Village Tanning Bessbrook/FacebookThe scene at Loughbrook Industrial Estate in the early hours of this morning. Pic courtesy of Village Tanning Bessbrook/Facebook
The scene at Loughbrook Industrial Estate in the early hours of this morning. Pic courtesy of Village Tanning Bessbrook/Facebook

A PSNI spokesperson said: “Emergency services remain at the scene of a fire at commercial premises on the Camlough Road outside Bessbrook.

"The Camlough Road is open to traffic, however, delays can be expected.”

They later added: “All roads in Bessbrook are open to motorists this morning. Police are in the area assisting with traffic management. Please be patient and respect other motorists in this congestion.”

More as we get it.