Homes evacuated after fire takes hold in Dunmurry

Homes were evacuated in Dunmurry in the early hours of Monday morning (June 5) after a fire swept through three houses in the Sunnyhill Park area.

The fire started around 4am on Monday (June 15) after a shed caught fire spreading to an oil tank in Sunnyhill Park area, before spreading to adjoining houses.

Fire brigade

Fire brigade

The fire service have said 12 houses were evacuated, but no-one was injured in the blaze.

Significant damage has been caused to three houses with the roofs on two properties partially collapsing.

Over fifty firefighters and eight appliances attended the scene, as well as two specialist appliances.