Residents evacuated from Belfast Obel Tower over blaze

Fire and rescue services on site at Ireland’s tallest building

The Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service said there have been no reports of any injuries due to a fire at the Obel Tower in Belfast. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service said there have been no reports of any injuries due to a fire at the Obel Tower in Belfast. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

 

A fire has broken out at the top of Ireland’s tallest building.

Around 50 firefighters are dealing with the incident on the roof of the Obel Tower in Belfast.

The Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service said there have been no reports of any injuries.

A number of residents have been evacuated from the landmark city centre property, which stands at 85 metres and overlooks the River Lagan.

Police closed surrounding roads after nine fire appliances attended the scene.