Fire at city 'head shop' tackled
Published 12/02/2010 | 15:54
Firefighters are battling a blaze which broke out in a city centre shop.
Motorists and commuters have been warned to avoid the area around Dublin's Capel Street after the fire in a so-called "head shop".
Four Dublin Fire Brigade units, from Tara Street, Phibsboro and North Strand stations, have been called to the scene.
A spokesman said the substantial fire was being brought under control.
The blaze has caused traffic jams in the surrounding area.
AA Roadwatch warned there is also poor visibility along the North Quays.
While legal to operate, parents and politicians have raised concerns over health risks of products sold in head shops, including stimulants, known as party pills.
Dublin Fire Brigade said it is not yet known what caused the blaze at the Nirvana head shop.
Nearby residents were evacuated from their homes as a precaution but nobody was injured in the fire.
Smoke has also spread to two adjoining premises on Capel Street.