The sun shines under blue skies this morning in Cork after fire broke out last night in the former Our Lady’s Hospital.

Smoke was still visible coming from the centre of the building, but it looks like the Fire Brigade were able to save at least a portion of the roof.

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It is unclear how the fire began, but it is believed to have started in the former St Kevin’s unit of the four-storey complex.

Firefighters are still at the scene of a major blaze at one of Cork’s most historic buildings.

The alarm was raised at St Kevin’s Asylum on the Lee Road at 8.15pm last night.

Six units of Cork Fire Brigade and a water tanker from Mallow have been battling overnight to save a remaining portion of the roof.

The five-storey listed building was the former Our Lady’s Psychiatric Hospital and was derelict for many years.

Gerry Myers, Chief Fire Officer, said that youths were seen running from the scene.

“On arrival there were a number of youths seen running away from the building so, there’s a history of anti-social behaviour there.

Here’s some amazing drone footage of the fire taken by Irish Droneworks

Aperture ƒ/8
Camera Canon EOS 6D
Focal length 154mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/500s

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