Fire at Cork Victorian building under control after 8 hours

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A fire that broke out in a derelict Victorian building in Cork has now been brought under control.

The blaze broke out at around 8pm last night and the alarm was raised by a fisherman on the River Lee.

Six units of the Cork City Fire Department were called out to the fire at the five storey Victorian building.

The structure was built in 1895 and was formerly known as St Kevin's Hospital, which used to house 490 patients.

It took the fire department, along with the help of the County Fire Service, eight hours to get the blaze under control.

Two units of the fire brigade remain at the scene this morning, while investigators look into how the fire started.