Staff 'devastated' as blaze destroys launderette
A launderette and DVD shop were destroyed after a fire broke out this morning.
Fire-fighters tackled the blaze in the rented commercial premises in Lusk, Co Dublin, called Lifes2Short.
The alarm was raised by a female member of staff shortly after 9am, minutes after she opened the premises.
Sandra Hickey, who runs the shop, said they hoped to be back in business soon.
“We are devastated at the loss of our lovely little shop,” she wrote on its Facebook page.
“We will be in contact with anyone who left items with us over the past two months and as yet not collected them.”
Dublin Fire Brigade said callers reported large volumes of smoke coming from the premises, with members of the public re-entering the premises.
Crews from Swords, Skerries and Balbriggan, and a tender from Phibsborough with specialist rescue equipment, attended the scene.
“The incident commander reports breathing apparatus in operation as crews enter the building to fight the fire, 3 fire engines in scene,” Dublin Fire Brigade tweeted at the time.
ESB Networks and gardai were also called for assistance, it added.