Restaurant in fire evacuation
MORE than 30 staff and customers were evacuated from a restaurant yesterday after a fire broke out in an adjoining auto repair garage.
The evacuation was ordered from Shea Leez restaurant in Shannon, Co Clare, at around 3pm.
A truck and two vans belonging to an international courier firm were destroyed, while about eight cars were also substantially damaged. A beauty salon in the same building was also affected.
Shortly before 5pm firefighters finally brought the blaze under control.
Gardai sealed off the building last night pending a forensic examination. However, the fire is believed to have started accidentally, possibly in one of the vehicles.