Major fire breaks out at McDonald's restaurant in Newbridge
There are no reported injuries.
Kildare emergency services are currently on the scene of a major fire that broke out at a McDonald's restaurant in Newbridge, Co. Kildare.
Images of the scene shared on social media show huge plumes of thick black smoke emerging from the building.
It is understood that a car caught fire in an adjacent carpark which then spread to the restaurant. There are no reported injuries from the incident, which is understood to have broke out at approximately 11.30am.
Large plume of smoke reported over Newbridge due to a car fire at McDonalds. Emergency services on the scene, avoid are. pic.twitter.com/sNNoEMIH62
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Gardaí advised motorists to use alternative routes in if driving through town to avoid the fire, while firefighters attended to the blaze.
In a statement to JOE, a spokesperson for McDonald's said:
“Our Newbridge restaurant in County Kildare closed on Tuesday afternoon after a serious fire started at the site. The Fire & Emergency Services are still in attendance at the scene and working to contain the fire.
Our crew and customers were safely evacuated, with no reported injuries. The restaurant will remain closed until further notice.”
Gardaí confirmed that the area was closed off following the fire.
"The Moorefield Road in Newbridge, Co. Kildare is currently closed due to a fire at a premises in the vicinity. No injuries have been reported, and motorists are asked to please use an alternative route."
The Moorefield Road in Newbridge, Co. Kildare is currently closed due to a fire at a premises in the vicinity.
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