Fire at The Manhattan in Lurgan

Fire crews have been in attendance at a fire in The Manhattan bar in Lurgan since early this morning (Sunday).

The town centre has been closed off as firefighters work to control the blaze at the gastro pub - formerly known as The Premier.

At this stage there are no official indications as to the cause of the blaze or the extent of the damage but as our on scene footage and pictures would suggest the damage is extensive.

A pall of smoke rose over the town centre and, as firefighters worked to douse the blaze, strong flames could be seen belching from the roof of the bar, sending debris crashing onto the street below.