City commercial blaze brought under control

City commercial blaze brought under control

The emergency services have outlined that Breathing Apparatus teams are working to extinguish the fire and a hydraulic platform is also in use. Picture: Cork City Fire Brigade

Update:

A number of fire crews from Anglesea Street and Ballincollig stations dealt with a commercial fire in the Togher area this morning.

The roof on an office unit on Pouladuff Road went up in flames this morning with the alarm raised around 7am.

The emergency services used breathing apparatus teams to extinguish the fire and a hydraulic platform was also in use.

Speaking to The Echo, Third Officer Breandán O’Donoghue said there was minimal damage to the roof thanks to the early alert and the quick action of the fire service.

“There was a fire to the roof, the building is now safe, the fire service has been stood down and no one was injured.” 

It is not yet known the cause of the fire but it is thought it could have been an electrical fault that caused the damage to the roof of the office building.

The building has been handed back to the control of the owners and occupiers and the fire service have now returned to their base.

Earlier: 

A number of fire crews from Anglesea Street and Ballincollig stations are currently dealing with a commercial fire in the Togher area.

The emergency services have outlined that Breathing Apparatus teams are working to extinguish the fire and a hydraulic platform is also in use.

The Fire Service asked people in the area to take care in the area as the operations are affecting traffic.

Fire crew attending a commercial fire in Togher this morning, Friday, November 5. Pic: Cork City Fire Brigade.
Fire crew attending a commercial fire in Togher this morning, Friday, November 5. Pic: Cork City Fire Brigade.

Gardaí are also at the scene and assisting in traffic management and other aspects of the emergency.

More to follow.

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