Lower John Street, Cork, last night.
A vacant apartment block behind the Heineken brewery caught fire, with the entire building becoming engulfed in flames, smoke and embers billowing into other nearby buildings.
Residents of other blocks and properties, including
Mike’s gaff Broadsheet’s Cork office, were evacuated, some acting on advice to bring valuables.
Cork City Fire Brigade had the fire under control by 9.30, continuing to douse the area and work for another hour or so.
No injuries have been reported.