Wednesday 26 July 2017

Dublin Fire Brigade battle early morning domestic fire

Scene of fire in Firhouse (Photo: Gerry Mooney)
Scene of fire in Firhouse (Photo: Gerry Mooney)
Scene of fire in Firhouse (Photo: Gerry Mooney)
Scene of fire in Firhouse (Photo: Gerry Mooney)
Scene of fire in Firhouse (Photo: Gerry Mooney)
Scene of fire in Firhouse (Photo: Gerry Mooney)
Scene of fire in Firhouse (Photo: Gerry Mooney)
Scene of fire in Firhouse (Photo: Gerry Mooney)
Dublin Fire Brigade bring fire under control in Firhouse, Dublin (Photo: Conor Feehan)
Dublin Fire Brigade bring fire under control in Firhouse, Dublin (Photo: Conor Feehan)
Dublin Fire Brigade bring fire under control in Firhouse, Dublin (Photo: Conor Feehan)
Dublin Fire Brigade bring fire under control in Firhouse, Dublin (Photo: Conor Feehan)
Dublin Fire Brigade bring fire under control in Firhouse, Dublin (Photo: Conor Feehan)
Dublin Fire Brigade bring fire under control in Firhouse, Dublin (Photo: Conor Feehan)
Conor Feehan

Conor Feehan

Dublin Fire Brigade are responding to a domestic fire in west Dublin this morning.

The alarm was raised this morning shortly after 6am.

There is currently a platform, three water tenders, an ambulance and a district officer on the scene a spokesman said.

Officers are now working to extinguish a fire in the roof area of the house.

Dublin Fire Brigade bring fire under control in Firhouse, Dublin (Photo: Conor Feehan)
Dublin Fire Brigade bring fire under control in Firhouse, Dublin (Photo: Conor Feehan)

 

ESB networks have disconnected the power to the house.

Dublin Fire Brigade bring fire under control in Firhouse, Dublin (Photo: Conor Feehan)
Dublin Fire Brigade bring fire under control in Firhouse, Dublin (Photo: Conor Feehan)

A turntable ladder from Tara Street station are now fighting the fire from above.

The detached house has been vacant for a long period of time. The fire appears to have started upstairs and took hold quickly, gutting the bedrooms and causing the roof to collapse.

The ceilings of the ground floor could be seen to be glowing with fire from above.

It was not safe for fire crews to enter the building so the fire had to be fought from outside and above.

Online Editors

Promoted articles

Editor's Choice

Also in Irish News