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Road closed following reports of building on fire outside Newry

The road has been closed to traffic

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Emergency services are currently dealing with a serious incident on the outskirts of Newry this evening (Wednesday).

The Armagh Road has been closed and motorists are being diverted away from the scene.

There are reports of a building on fire with at least three fire crews in attendance.

One eye-witness told Armagh I that police officers are also diverting traffic while NIFRS personnel deal with the blaze.

Motorists are advised to avoid the area while this incident is ongoing.

There are no further details at present but the story will be updated as more information comes in.

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