Alliance Westminster candidate for North Antrim, Patricia O’Lynn, has expressed concern that the fire in Broughshane Street, Ballymena, could lead to job losses.
Patricia O’Lynn said: “A number of businesses have been destroyed and others damaged in this major fire. There is real concern that jobs could be lost as the owners seek to rebuild or relocate their businesses. It will be some days before the full extent of the damage can be assessed, but I would hope all statutory agencies and relevant insurance companies can work as quickly as possible to help owners get up and running again.
“It is fortunate there was no loss of life, and I send my best wishes to the firefighter who was injured carrying out an invaluable job serving the community.”