Cork shopping centre evacuated due to fire

Saturday 09 August 2014 21.50
The Douglas Shopping Centre contains branches of Tesco and Marks & Spencer
The Douglas Shopping Centre contains branches of Tesco and Marks & Spencer

A major shopping centre in Cork had to be evacuated this afternoon when a fire broke out in one of its retail units.

The alarm was raised at the Douglas Shopping Centre just before 2.00pm, and the centre, which includes branches of Tesco and Marks & Spencer, was cleared.

Four units of Cork City Fire Service responded to the fire which broke out in Leonard's Hair Salon, just inside the main door.