Commercial fire in Macroom, school children evacuated

Three fire engines attended the scene of commercial fire this morning in Macroom town centre.

The fire was coming from Briery Gap theatre, which hosts music concerts, cinema, youth theatre and drama groups at around 8pm this morning.

Three units from Macroom, Millstreet & Ballincollig Fire Dept attended as did one NAS ambulance and Macroom Gardaí.

Commercial fire in Macroom, school children evacuated

No reported injuries were reported.

Nearby St Mary’s Secondary School 4th year students who were holding a sleepover with their Deputy Principal were evacuated as a precautionary measure.

County councillor Ted Lucey said: “It has been a very tough few weeks for Macroom. The Briery Gap is the heartbeat of the town and is loved and used by so many people.

"Fair play to the fire service who showed great courage and determination once again this morning. It is a disaster at the moment but the community in Macroom is a wonderful one to rally around people in times of tragedy and crisis.

"We will bounce back from this and offer all our support.”

Additional reporting from the Evening Echo.


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