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Saturday 10 December 2016

ESB customers left without power as blaze breaks out at Dublin substation

Louise Kelly & Denise Calnan

Published 03/03/2016 | 18:41

Credit: DFB/Twitter
Credit: DFB/Twitter

Almost 200 ESB customers were left without power tonight when a fire broke out at an electrical substation in Dublin.

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Two units of the Dublin Fire Brigade from Donnybrook and Nutrgove responded to the blaze in the Mulvey Park area of Dundrum.

Crews from ESB also responded to the incident which occurred shortly before 8pm.

Power to many customers has already been restored due to the quick actions of both teams.

Earlier this evening, commuters experienced traffic chaos in Dublin city centre after a truck went on fire at the Port Tunnel.

The incident occurred shortly after 5pm on the M1 just north of the tunnel, but affected traffic in the tunnel bores.

Several units of Dublin Fire Brigade attended the scene and extinguished the fire.

Gardai filtered traffic into one lane exiting the tunnel to ensure commuters were kept moving.

Motorists met long delays on East Wall Road from North Wall Quay and Sean Moore Road while the incident was ongoing.

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