Replacement pallets promised after bonfire set alight

The bonfire at Prince Andrew Way was set alight earlier this morning.  Pic: Philip Magowan / PressEye.com
The bonfire at Prince Andrew Way was set alight earlier this morning. Pic: Philip Magowan / PressEye.com

A controversial bonfire at Carrick’s Prince Andrew Way was set alight earlier this morning (Tuesday).

Two appliances from Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service responded following a call at 4.35am to the site opposite a filling station.

A NIFRS spokesperson stated: “Firefighters dealt with a bonfire alight. The incident was dealt with at 5.25am.”

Meanwhile, construction was expected to get underway on a replacement bonfire ahead of the traditional Eleventh Night celebrations with loyalist communities vowing via social media to donate wooden pallets for the Carrick location.