Fire destroys Baylough businesses

Four local business premises were destroyed after a fire broke out in the Baylough area of Athlone on Friday night.

Fire services attended the scene at around 8.30 pm yesterday evening and fought for several hours in order to bring the blaze under control.

A pub, off-licence, bookmakers and fast food restaurant were evacuated and no injuries were reported.

The scene was preserved for a technical examination but the fire is not being treated as suspicious.