Newtownabbey homes destroyed by blaze

Firefighters arrive at the scene of the huge blaze in Ballyduff. Pics by Jamie Steenson
Firefighters arrive at the scene of the huge blaze in Ballyduff. Pics by Jamie Steenson

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

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

Firefighters battle to stop the blaze spreading.

Firefighters battle to stop the blaze spreading.

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.

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.

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