Chip pan fire

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The A1 dual carriageway was closed for a time when a chip van went on fire off the Hillsboorugh Road, near Dromore on Wednesday afternoon.

Appliances from Dromore, Lisburn and Lurgan stations attended the incident around 1.30pm in a lay-by between Dromore and Hillsborough.

The operation to extinguish the blaze was made more hazardous by the presence of two gas cylinders and PSNI officers had to close the road in both directions for a period.

A main jet, a covering jet and a ground monitor were deployed to deal with the fire and a thermal imaging camera was utilised to check the safety of the cylinders.