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Friday 9 December 2016

Gardaí appeal for witnesses to 'suspicious' fire that destroyed popular city restaurant

Meadhbh McGrath

Published 19/06/2016 | 14:16

N Square Steak House and Seafood Restaurant in Cork City
N Square Steak House and Seafood Restaurant in Cork City

Gardaí in Cork are appealing for information about a fire that broke out at the N Square Steakhouse and Seafood Restaurant in Cork city on the Wednesday before last.

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The restaurant on Camden Quay was engulfed in flames early that morning, and emergency services arrived at the scene at 5.30am.

Around 100 residents were evacuated safely from adjoining apartments as six teams from Cork city fire brigade tackled the blaze.

There were no reported injuries.

Forensics carried out a detailed technical examination of the scene and have confirmed to gardaí that the fire started in suspicious circumstances.

Gardaí are appealing to anyone who was in the area of Camden St or Pine St during the early hours of Wednesday, June 8, to contact them.

They have specifically appealed for footage or images recorded at the scene on mobile phones or other devices.

Anyone with information is advised to contact Watercourse Road Garda Station 021 4558260 or the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111.

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