Arson investigation launched after Cork blaze

 

An arson investigation is underway in Cork this evening after a fire at a shopping centre in Douglas, near the city.

It has been reported that a gang of youths is thought to have set on fire a bin outside a newsagent’s at the centre.

The fire spread to the roof and caused substantial damage to a Tesco outlet and several other shops.

Five units of Cork City fire brigade and one unit from Carrigaline fought the fire.

Gardaí investigating the incident arrested three teenagers. A fourth is being sought for questioning.

The three were subsequently released and files are being prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions.