Updated: 22/12/17 : 06:32:54
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Fire at Irish Naval base

A fire broke out last night at the Haulbowline naval service base in Co Cork.

The fire broke out at around 8.30pm beside the officers mess.

Flames coming through the roof could be seen across the harbour.

Nearby premises were evacuated as a precaution.

Two units of Carrigaline fire service are at the scene, with the base's own fire service, who are carrying out boundary-cooling as well as tackling the blaze.

A fire service spokesperson confirmed the fire broke out in an upper floor of a disused operations building, and that there was no threat to life in the incident.