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ARCHIVE WATCH: Blaze destroys Douglas Shopping Centre car park as firefighters battle flames

Video Credit: @Cllr Kieran McCarthy EMERGENCY services admitted it was a miracle no-one was injured after a major blaze in a multi-storey car park which left 60 cars gutted or damaged and forced the evacuation and closure of a Cork shopping centre. Douglas Village Shopping Centre remained closed as Cork Fire Brigade and Gardaí assessed the scale of the damage from the fire at 7pm on Saturday which required 12 brigade units to bring under control. Fire fighters managed to prevent the fire spreading from the multi-storey car park to the shopping centre - though a major evacuation plan had to be triggered with the plume of black smoke pouring from the complex visible for 3km away. Battling the blaze was a hugely complex task given the location and the difficulty in accessing the precise seat of the fire.

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