Cork car dealership offering use of cars to those impacted by Douglas fire

Cork car dealership offering use of cars to those impacted by Douglas fire
Pic: Cork City Fire Brigade via their Twitter Account.

A car dealership group in Cork are offering the use of a car to people who are without their vehicles because of the fire in Douglas Village Shopping Centre's multi-storey car park.

Kearys Motor Group are offering people affected by the tragic blaze the free use of a car. 

The fire broke out on Saturday evening after a car caught fire on the first floor of the car park. The blaze then spread to other vehicles. 

It is believed 60 cars were damaged in the fire, with 50 completely burnt out.

There are also roughly 170 cars still in the multi-storey car park, with uncertainty surrounding when they can be returned to their owners. 

Brendan Keary, general manager of Kearys, said that everyone who is without a car as a result of the fire can come to them for help.

"Douglas is our parish, we shop in the shopping centre, it's affecting our local community. It could have happened to ourselves." 

"We want to help people in this difficult time and we have the cars to do it." 

Mr Keary added that people who use a car from Kearys are under no obligation to buy the vehicle. "If you get onto us we will get you sorted. We already were giving cars to people at 9:30am this morning." 

People who are interested can contact Kearys Renault, Hyundai, Nissan and Carstore on the Kinsale Road to make an appointment. 

Kearys can also be contacted on 021 4910700 but are experiencing a large volume of calls at the moment. If you cannot get through, contact Clara on clara.kavanagh@kearys.ie. 

Drivers are asked to provide their name, number, what car they were driving and to confirm their insurance details.

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