East Belfast shop fire is blow to community

East Belfast Alliance Councillor Mervyn Jones has expressed sadness at news of a fire at a shop in the McMaster Street area saying the shop is an important community resource. The fire was reported at around 2am on Thursday.

Cllr Mervyn Jones said: “This fire is very sad news for the local residents who see the shop as an important part of the community.

“I feel for the staff and the ownership at the shop because an event like this is distressing for those who work there.

“This is a vital resource for people in the area and they are shocked at this incident. Anyone with information should contact police immediately.”


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