Blazes were started ‘deliberately’ says Fire Service

Fire fighters attended a blaze at Coast Road outside Larne.
Fire fighters attended a blaze at Coast Road outside Larne.

A blaze at Coast Road yesterday evening was started deliberately, the Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service has stated.

The incident occcured at a derelict lorry at the shorefront at 7.41 pm.

A spokesperson for NIFRS said that two jets were needed to extinguish the flames.

Meanwhile, three gorse fires were reported near a treatment plant at The Woods in Larne.

The alarm was raised at 8.01 pm.

This Fire Service is also treating this incident as “deliberate”.