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Flames from a major blaze which has broken out at the Primark store in Belfast city centre: Liam McBurney /PA Wire

Flames from a major blaze which has broken out at the Primark store in Belfast city centre: Liam McBurney /PA Wire

Fire and smoke from a major blaze which has broken out at the Primark store in Belfast city centre. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday August 28, 2018. The Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service is currently in attendance at the scene. See PA story ULSTER Fire. Photo credit should read: Liam McBurney /PA Wire

Fire and smoke from a major blaze which has broken out at the Primark store in Belfast city centre. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday August 28, 2018. The Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service is currently in attendance at the scene. See PA story ULSTER Fire. Photo credit should read: Liam McBurney /PA Wire

Firefighters helping to tackle a major blaze which has broken out at the Primark store in Belfast city centre. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday August 28, 2018. The Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service is currently in attendance at the scene. See PA story ULSTER Fire. Photo credit should read: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

Firefighters helping to tackle a major blaze which has broken out at the Primark store in Belfast city centre. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday August 28, 2018. The Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service is currently in attendance at the scene. See PA story ULSTER Fire. Photo credit should read: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

Fire hoses spray water to dampen burning embers inside the Primark store in the historic five-storey Bank Buildings in Belfast city centre, where a major blaze broke out on Tuesday. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday August 29, 2018. See PA story ULSTER Fire. Photo credit should read: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

Fire hoses spray water to dampen burning embers inside the Primark store in the historic five-storey Bank Buildings in Belfast city centre, where a major blaze broke out on Tuesday. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday August 29, 2018. See PA story ULSTER Fire. Photo credit should read: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

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Flames from a major blaze which has broken out at the Primark store in Belfast city centre: Liam McBurney /PA Wire

Flames and thick black smoke engulfed the five-story historic building in the city centre.

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Flames from a major blaze which has broken out at the Primark store in Belfast city centre. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday August 28, 2018. The Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service is currently in attendance at the scene. See PA story ULSTER Fire. Photo credit should read: Liam McBurney /PA Wire

Flames from a major blaze which has broken out at the Primark store in Belfast city centre. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday August 28, 2018. The Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service is currently in attendance at the scene. See PA story ULSTER Fire. Photo credit should read: Liam McBurney /PA Wire

Fire and smoke from a major blaze which has broken out at the Primark store in Belfast city centre. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday August 28, 2018. The Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service is currently in attendance at the scene. See PA story ULSTER Fire. Photo credit should read: Liam McBurney /PA Wire

Fire and smoke from a major blaze which has broken out at the Primark store in Belfast city centre. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday August 28, 2018. The Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service is currently in attendance at the scene. See PA story ULSTER Fire. Photo credit should read: Liam McBurney /PA Wire

Fire and smoke from a major blaze which has broken out at the Primark store in Belfast city centre. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday August 28, 2018. The Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service is currently in attendance at the scene. See PA story ULSTER Fire. Photo credit should read: Liam McBurney /PA Wire

Fire and smoke from a major blaze which has broken out at the Primark store in Belfast city centre. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday August 28, 2018. The Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service is currently in attendance at the scene. See PA story ULSTER Fire. Photo credit should read: Liam McBurney /PA Wire

A firefighter trains a hose on a major blaze which has broken out at the Primark store in Belfast city centre. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday August 28, 2018. The Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service is currently in attendance at the scene. See PA story ULSTER Fire. Photo credit should read: Liam McBurney /PA Wire

A firefighter trains a hose on a major blaze which has broken out at the Primark store in Belfast city centre. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday August 28, 2018. The Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service is currently in attendance at the scene. See PA story ULSTER Fire. Photo credit should read: Liam McBurney /PA Wire

Firefighters tackle a major blaze which has broken out at the Primark store in Belfast city centre. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday August 28, 2018. The Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service is currently in attendance at the scene. See PA story ULSTER Fire. Photo credit should read: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

Firefighters tackle a major blaze which has broken out at the Primark store in Belfast city centre. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday August 28, 2018. The Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service is currently in attendance at the scene. See PA story ULSTER Fire. Photo credit should read: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

A firefighter trains a hose on a major blaze which has broken out at the Primark store in Belfast city centre. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday August 28, 2018. The Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service is currently in attendance at the scene. See PA story ULSTER Fire. Photo credit should read: Liam McBurney /PA Wire

A firefighter trains a hose on a major blaze which has broken out at the Primark store in Belfast city centre. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday August 28, 2018. The Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service is currently in attendance at the scene. See PA story ULSTER Fire. Photo credit should read: Liam McBurney /PA Wire

Firefighters helping to tackle a major blaze which has broken out at the Primark store in Belfast city centre. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday August 28, 2018. The Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service is currently in attendance at the scene. See PA story ULSTER Fire. Photo credit should read: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

Firefighters helping to tackle a major blaze which has broken out at the Primark store in Belfast city centre. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday August 28, 2018. The Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service is currently in attendance at the scene. See PA story ULSTER Fire. Photo credit should read: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

Flames from a major blaze which has broken out at the Primark store in Belfast city centre. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday August 28, 2018. The Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service is currently in attendance at the scene. See PA story ULSTER Fire. Photo credit should read: Liam McBurney /PA Wire

Flames from a major blaze which has broken out at the Primark store in Belfast city centre. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday August 28, 2018. The Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service is currently in attendance at the scene. See PA story ULSTER Fire. Photo credit should read: Liam McBurney /PA Wire

Flames from a major blaze which has broken out at the Primark store in Belfast city centre. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday August 28, 2018. The Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service is in attendance at the scene. See PA story ULSTER Fire. Photo credit should read: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

Flames from a major blaze which has broken out at the Primark store in Belfast city centre. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday August 28, 2018. The Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service is in attendance at the scene. See PA story ULSTER Fire. Photo credit should read: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

People watch outside the Primark store in Belfast city centre, where a fire has broken out. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday August 28, 2018. Social media posts show huge plumes of black smoke coming from the roof of the Bank Buildings which is home to the Primark store. See PA story ULSTER Fire. Photo credit should read: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

People watch outside the Primark store in Belfast city centre, where a fire has broken out. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday August 28, 2018. Social media posts show huge plumes of black smoke coming from the roof of the Bank Buildings which is home to the Primark store. See PA story ULSTER Fire. Photo credit should read: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

PSNI officers watch as flames from a major blaze engulf a Primark store in the historic five-storey Bank Buildings in Belfast city centre. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday August 28, 2018. See PA story ULSTER Fire. Photo credit should read: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

PSNI officers watch as flames from a major blaze engulf a Primark store in the historic five-storey Bank Buildings in Belfast city centre. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday August 28, 2018. See PA story ULSTER Fire. Photo credit should read: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

Assistant Chief Fire and Rescue Officer from Northern Ireland Fire & Rescue Service, Michael Graham, outside the Primark store in Belfast city centre where a major blaze broke out on Tuesday, following a press conference. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday August 28, 2018. See PA story ULSTER Fire. Photo credit should read: Liam McBurney /PA Wire

Assistant Chief Fire and Rescue Officer from Northern Ireland Fire & Rescue Service, Michael Graham, outside the Primark store in Belfast city centre where a major blaze broke out on Tuesday, following a press conference. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday August 28, 2018. See PA story ULSTER Fire. Photo credit should read: Liam McBurney /PA Wire

Firefighters at the Primark store in Belfast city centre, where a major blaze broke out on Tuesday. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday August 28, 2018. See PA story ULSTER Fire. Photo credit should read: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

Firefighters at the Primark store in Belfast city centre, where a major blaze broke out on Tuesday. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday August 28, 2018. See PA story ULSTER Fire. Photo credit should read: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

The fire damaged shell of the Primark store in Belfast city centre, where a major blaze broke out on Tuesday. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday August 29, 2018. See PA story ULSTER Fire. Photo credit should read: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

The fire damaged shell of the Primark store in Belfast city centre, where a major blaze broke out on Tuesday. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday August 29, 2018. See PA story ULSTER Fire. Photo credit should read: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

Smoke continues to rise from the Primark store in Belfast city centre, where a major blaze broke out on Tuesday. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday August 29, 2018. See PA story ULSTER Fire. Photo credit should read: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

Smoke continues to rise from the Primark store in Belfast city centre, where a major blaze broke out on Tuesday. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday August 29, 2018. See PA story ULSTER Fire. Photo credit should read: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

Fire hoses spray water to dampen burning embers inside the Primark store in the historic five-storey Bank Buildings in Belfast city centre, where a major blaze broke out on Tuesday. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday August 29, 2018. See PA story ULSTER Fire. Photo credit should read: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

Fire hoses spray water to dampen burning embers inside the Primark store in the historic five-storey Bank Buildings in Belfast city centre, where a major blaze broke out on Tuesday. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday August 29, 2018. See PA story ULSTER Fire. Photo credit should read: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

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Flames from a major blaze which has broken out at the Primark store in Belfast city centre. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday August 28, 2018. The Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service is currently in attendance at the scene. See PA story ULSTER Fire. Photo credit should read: Liam McBurney /PA Wire

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