Newtownabbey homes destroyed by blaze

A number of homes in Newtownabbey's Ballyduff estate have been destroyed by fire.

Saturday, 19th May 2018, 10:45 pm
Updated Friday, 8th June 2018, 8:36 am
Firefighters arrive at the scene of the huge blaze in Ballyduff. Pics by Jamie Steenson

Around 50 firefighters from Glengormley and Belfast battled the massive blaze at a row of houses in Ballyduff Gardens on Saturday evening.

It's not yet known how the blaze started, but it's thought an oil tank caught fire and spread to parked cars and neighbouring properties.

According to one eyewitness, at least four homes were completely gutted and a number of cars destroyed.

Firefighters battle to stop the blaze spreading.

Despite the ferocity of the fire, it's believed no-one was seriously injured.

* Pictures courtesy of Jamie Steenson

A number of homes in Ballyduff Gardens were destroyed by the fire.