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Thurles Shopping Centre Evacuated

Shoppers, staff evacuated from Thurles Shopping Centre

It has not been a good day for Supermarkets overall in Tipperary. News just in states that Thurles Shopping Centre, Slievenamon Road, Thurles, has had to be evacuated in the last hour due to a fire.

All staff and shoppers have been evacuated from the complex temporarily and Gardai are presently preventing traffic and shoppers from entering the area in the interests of health and safety.

It is understood that the outbreak is not thought to be serious and no one has been reported as injured.

Unconfirmed reports state that the shopping complex will re-open for business as usual later this evening.

Thurles Shopping Centre has gone from strength to strength since it first opened more than a decade ago, and has recently opened a new extended mall including a brand new 5 Screen 3D cinema.

Their anchor tenant, in the complex, is Dunnes Stores.  See Mark’s video in our Recent Comments (Right of Home Page.)

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5 comments to Thurles Shopping Centre Evacuated

  • Mark

    We watched from our car auditing on the ramp in multi storey as Fire Truck struggled to get in the Car Park. See video we filmed on an iPhone Video of Fire Service attending Fire

  • Mark- Many thanks for your speedy reporting – Sky News is embarrassed.

  • Mark

    Thanks. I think the shopping centre alarm system was inadequate. We were stood outside Vodafone/Dunnes and heard nothing. Walked up to turn the left corner and saw smoke everywhere and heard a ringing noise but turn back around the corner down to Dunnes you couldn’t hear any alarm. Only the jewellery shop nearby took it upon themselves to close and evacuate. Surely if fire / smoke is detected the whole centres alarm system should alert customers and stores to evacuate??

  • Niamh

    We walked into the shopping centre and could smell smoke and the fire alarms were on and we were only asked to evacuate shops as the smoke reached them… We then walked to Dunnes and no one was aware of what was going on at the other end of the shop. Would have thought that there would have been more measures in place to deal with this.

  • Thurles Information on the ball in a flash as usual.

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