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BLAZE: Mu Mu's Ciaran O'Quigley on the 'horrific tragedy' at Maidstone venue

Wednesday 14th July 2021

THE owner of Mu Mu nightclub in Maidstone has spoken out after a large blaze broke out in the early hours of this morning. 

Fire crews were called to the restaurant in Week Street at around 2.30am today as dark clouds of smoke wafted across the town.

Severe damage was caused to the burning building and fire investigators are trying to work out the exact cause of the blaze.

Mu Mu owner Ciaran O'Quigley, who has run the nightclub for more than 29 years, said: “The devastation this has caused our family is beyond words that we can fathom at this time. We have had the toughest of 18 months and were just one week away from the first grasps at normality.

"As a family, we are attempting to digest this horrific tragedy and we ask all customers to bear with us - we have no offices, no computers, no equipment, no phone lines, no access to our venue at all - These have all been taken as a result of this atrocious fire.

"We will be back. That much is certain."

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