Published Wednesday, 21 March 2012
The blaze broke out in the Queen's Road area, close to the Odyssey Arena, at around 1.40pm.
There was no-one in the apartment at the time.
Six fire appliances battled to save the luxury apartment block in the Titanic Quarter. Significant smoke damage was caused to the surrounding flats.
John Legge, who lives in the apartment next door, says his girlfriend was in bed asleep after working a night shift when she awoke to the sound and smell of burning.
"She was terrified, I'm sure," he told UTV. "The whole balcony looks like it's completely destroyed."
Luckily, his apartment was not damaged - but he described the blaze as "quite worrying."
Alan Walmsley, Fire Service area commander, said that they arrived to the scene of "quite a major fire."
He said the crews acted swiftly to contain it, before adding: "Unfortunately, the flat is badly damaged."
A police spokesperson said the fire is being treated as non-suspicious at this stage.
© UTV News