Storey praises Fire Service following Ballymoney fire

DUP North Antrim MLA Mervyn Storey has praised the efforts of the Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service and other emergency responders after a major incident was declared at a fire affecting the former Fleming Poultry factory in Ballymoney.

By Cllr Mervyn Storey



Commenting, he said:

‘’The extent of this blaze will understandably come as a huge shock to local residents and the wider community.

I want to thank members of the Fire and Rescue Service for their swift and tireless efforts overnight, as well as the PSNI who have assisted with roads management in the area. Only through this work has further damage to property or life been avoided.

While the fire has now been contained, it is likely to be some time before the situation is fully under control. I will be liaising with the emergency services and Causeway Council to minimise disruption to businesses and public services in the area. It is essential that local residents are kept fully informed of any ongoing risks, including from burning asbestos.’’

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