Newtowncunningham councillor warned HSE of “Castle” fire risk

A Newtowncunningham Councillor says he had previously raised concerns about a derelict HSE building in the town which was damaged by fire last night.

Gardai are investigating the fire at "The Castle", which was reported at 1 o'clock this morning.

Local Cllr Paul Canning says the building has been derelict for some time, and is being used as a drinking den by young people.

He says after a similar fire in an empty house last April, he warned the HSE that The Castle could well be next...............

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