NAAS SHOPPING CENTRE FIRE: 'Builders Materials' were on fire

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NAAS SHOPPING CENTRE FIRE: 'Builders Materials' were on fire

Fire Services at the scene of the fire at Naas Shopping Centre. Photo: Tony Keane

Kildare Fire Service have told the Leinster Leader that there were “builders materials” on fire in an “designated area of a car park” at the derelict shopping centre in Naas.

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Kildare's Chief Fire Officer, Celina Barrett, said there is still “no idea what caused the initial blaze but Gardaí are carrying out a technical examination this morning”.

The Garda Press Office have confirmed this, and said there is no further update as of yet.

The alarm was raised to the Gardaí at 8pm yesterday evening, and the freak fire was fully extinguished by Naas and Newbridge Fire Services by 1am this morning.

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They were initially unable to gain access to the building, and were fighting the blaze from outside.

Thick black smoke was seen coming from the building.

It is understood nobody was injured.