Fire crews attend the scene of another fire at the former R&H Hall site at Cork’s Docklands of Wednesday morning. Photo: Facebook/Cork City Fire Brigade

Fire at former city offices

A second fire in less than 2 weeks at the former R&H Hall site contributed to a busy night shift for the Cork City Fire Brigade this week.

Shortly after 2am on Wednesday morning, 5 units of Cork City Fire Brigade responded to a “well-developed fire” at the site in Cork’s Docklands.

Crews are reported to have remained at the scene until at least 6am as they fought to bring the blaze under control.

On Wednesday morning, a Cork City Fire Brigade spokesperson posted: “Blue Watch are currently having a busy night shift with numerous calls. At 2.17am, 5 units responded to a well-developed fire in the former R&H Hall offices and crews are still at the scene dampening down.”

On 10 November, 2 units from Cork City Fire Brigade attended a fire in the main portion of the former R&H Hall building shortly after 4.30pm.

No casualties were reported at either incident and so far there has been no confirmation that the fires were set deliberately.

The former R&H Hall building and surrounding land has been owned by Cork developers O'Callaghan Properties since 2019.

A fire also broke out at the same site in January 2021.