Engineers are assessing the damage to the Douglas multistorey as traders examine their options

Engineers are assessing the damage to the Douglas multistorey as traders examine their options
Still from video by Cork City Fire Brigade via their Twitter Account. Douglas Village Shopping Centre fire aftermath showing buckled steel beams

An assessment is currently ongoing at the Douglas Shopping Centre which suffered damage after a fire broke out yesterday. 

Firefighters inspecting the scene on Sunday morning following a fire in Douglas Village Shopping Centre car park. Picture Denis Minihane.
Firefighters inspecting the scene on Sunday morning following a fire in Douglas Village Shopping Centre car park. Picture Denis Minihane.

Speaking to The Echo, Patrick Bresnan of Bresnan Butchers, a store in the centre, said he hopes the shop can reopen for pedestrian access tomorrow. 

Patrick Bresnan of Bresnan Family Butchers. Pic: John Sheehan
Patrick Bresnan of Bresnan Family Butchers. Pic: John Sheehan

Mr Bresnan was leaving work yesterday when he saw smoke billowing from the building. He returned to ensure his staff evacuated the building safely. 

He praised Cork City Fire Brigade for arriving quickly at the scene. Gardai and fire services remain at the scene this morning as the road outside the car park entrance remains closed. 

Security staff outside the shopping centre entrance have been approached by concerned car owners wondering if their own car was one of the many caught up in the blaze.

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