Stewart Dickson MLA said: “I am very thankful that nobody became seriously ill in this incident. This could have been much worse, especially given the number of people in attendance at this circus.
“There must be a full and proper investigation into what caused this incident.
“While thankfully nobody was seriously ill, I must pay tribute to all the emergency services personnel who attended this incident. I am sure that their professionalism and training ensured that people were treated quickly and properly.”
Mr Dickson also expressed his concerns for the residents of a building in Larne who had to be evacuated after an arson attack on a shop on the ground floor.
“Whoever is responsible for this arson attack put the lives of these residents at risk. My immediate thoughts were for their safety. Somebody could easily have been killed.”