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Tuesday 30 September 2014

Fire in Flannery’s pub causes traffic chaos in Dublin city centre

Alan O’Keeffe

Published 14/06/2013 | 11:59

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The Dublin Fire Service attend the scene on Lower Camden Street
The Dublin Fire Service attend the scene on Lower Camden Street
The Dublin Fire Service attend the scene on Lower Camden Street
The Dublin Fire Service attend the scene on Lower Camden Street
The Dublin Fire Service attend the scene on Lower Camden Street
The Dublin Fire Service attend the scene on Lower Camden Street

SIX fire engines were dispatched to a popular city pub and an adjoining pizzeria today.

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There was substantial traffic disruption in the city centre after a small fire broke out at Flannery’s pub on Lower Camden Street.

An emergency call was received by Dublin Fire Brigade shortly after 10.20 a.m.

Smoke was reported to be detected in the attic of the pub premises, causing a major alert.

More than 20 firefighters rushed to the southside venue which was closed at the time.

A Dublin Fire Brigade spokesman said: “A small fire was detected behind a wall under floorboards at the site of an old fireplace.”

He said access to the area of the fire was gained by entering the pizzeria premises next door.

During the operation fire officers used cutting equipment to cut through steel shutters of Toni’s Pizzeria next door to the pub during the alert.

A number of firemen with breathing apparatus were seen working at the scene.

AA roadwatch reported that Camden Street and Wexford Street were closed for around an hour. Dublin Bus was forced to divert via Harcourt Street and Hytesbury Street.

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