Fire Breaks Out at Bombardier’s Belfast Factory

A fire broke out in a building where aircraft fuselages are made at the Bombardier Belfast factory. Smoke billowed out the enclosure but firefighters came to the scene and quickly brought it under control.

Reports say the fire did damage to equipment on the shop floor and the roof but that no aircraft sections were damaged.

The site manufactures wigs and fuselage for the Airbus A220. A statement from the company said, “While there is damage to some machinery and a portion of the roof, there is no damage to any aircraft structures or aerostructure assembly lines. Following thorough safety inspections, work has resumed as normal in other areas of the factory.”