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Fire at iconic Macroom building

May 28th, 2016 11:45 AM

By Southern Star Team

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A FIRE broke out around 8am this (Saturday) morning at the iconic Briery Gap building in the centre of Macroom, owned by Cork County Council and which houses the library and a theatre-cum-cinema.

Units from the Macroom, Millstreet and Ballincollig fire stations attended the scene and brought the blaze under control. Macroom Gardaí were also present along with a local ambulance crew.

It was understood that nobody was injured in the fire, but a lot of damage was caused within the building.

Speculation is that the fire may have been caused an electrical fault and a full investigation into the cause of the blaze is ongoing.

 

(Video by John Delea)

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