Published Friday, 18 October 2013
The blaze at B&M Bargains on Rosemary Street was reported shortly after 5am on Friday morning.
Around 40 firefighters and 10 fire engines were involved in tackling the fire at the three-storey premises throughout the day.
Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service said they prevented the fire in spreading to the adjacent buildings and contained the fire on the first floor.
Four appliances and a command support unit remain at the scene to dampen down hotspots.
Rosemary Street and Lombard Street were closed during this time and businesses were affected as the fire caused a lot of billowing smoke.
"The cordon has now been reviewed and members of the public and business owners can now access the Arcade," a NIFRS spokesperson explained.
"It is likely that firefighters will remain at the scene for the next few hours.
"At this stage it's too early to determine the cause of the fire and an investigation will begin in due course."
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