Major fire at Derry Poundstretcher store –McLaughlin

Sinn Féin Foyle MLA Maeve McLaughlin commenting on a major fire at the Poundstretcher premises on Bishop Street in Derry City Centre overnight.?????????????????????????????????

Speaking after visiting the scene this morning  Maeve McLaughlin said

“I would like to commend the work of the local Fire Service who worked throughout the night to contain this fire and stop it spreading to adjoining businesses. Due to the scale of the fire it obvious it will also have an impact on the other shops and businesses in the locality.

It’s important that the staff get as much support as possible and that the store is reopened to save up to fifteen local jobs. City Centre Initiative Manager Jim Roddy with others have been working very hard to ensure alternative premises are found.