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01st Sep 2019

Local fire brigade share images from aftermath of car park blaze in Cork

Rory Cashin

At least 60 cars were damaged or destroyed in the fire.

Early reports from Cork City Fire Brigade indicate that a fire had broken out in Douglas Shopping Centre in Cork, with footage of the smoke bellowing out of the area (watch here).

However, it has since been confirmed that the fire originated in the adjoining multi-story car park, and firefighters remained at the scene overnight to put out the blaze.

car park fire

Thankfully, the shopping centre and car park were quickly evacuated and nobody was injured. The shopping centre will remained closed today (Sunday 1 September).

A spokesperson for the Gardaí said that:

“The alarm was raised shortly before 7pm when a car parked in the facility was discovered on fire. Units of Cork City Fire Services tackled and extinguished the fire and remain at the site.

“The scene is being preserved by Gardaí and will be fully examined when the structure of the building has been deemed safe. There are no reports of any casualties or injuries. A large number of parked cars were damaged or destroyed and significant damage has been caused to the building. Traffic restrictions in the immediate vicinity remain in place.”

car park fire

All images via Cork City Fire Brigade Twitter