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Fire crews tackle blaze at roadside café between Portadown and Armagh

Smoke was seen billowing from a roadside café outside Portadown this morning (Friday).

Firefighters spent almost an hour dealing with the incident at the roadside unit on the Dobbin Road shortly before 9am.

Visibility was severely restricted for motorists travelling in both directions this morning as the fire took hold.

Two fore crews from the nearby Portadown Fire Station attended the incident, which was deemed accidental.

A NIFRS spokesperson said: “Firefighters used hose reel jets and breathing apparatuses to extinguish the fire.

“The incident was dealt with by 9.45am.”

There were no reported injuries.

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