VIDEO: Fire fighters tackle blaze in Cork city centre restaurant

VIDEO: Fire fighters tackle blaze in Cork city centre restaurant
Pic: David McDonald

A fire has broken out at a restaurant in the centre of Cork city.

Four units of the fire brigade have been called to the blaze on Carey's Lane, just off Patrick Street in the city, and the the lane has been closed off by the fire brigade.

According to a witness, David Mc Donald, the fire broke out at around 12.35pm at the Aroi restaurant and is confined to the upper floors of the building.

Pic: Picture Denis Minihane
Pic: Picture Denis Minihane

Pic: David McDonald
Pic: David McDonald

Neighbouring shops and cafes have been closed while the fire brigade tackles the fire.

Mr McDonald said: "I had actually come in to town to go to Aroi!"

Pic: David McDonald
Pic: David McDonald

It is being reported that it started as a chimney fire and the ducting in the building is on fire.

Gardaí were on the scene. The nearby French Church St was also closed as a precaution.

Pic: David McDonald
Pic: David McDonald

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