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Saturday 19 August 2017

Fire service called to blaze deliberately set by three inmates at Oberstown juvenile detention facility

Oberstown detention centre. Photo: Fintan Clarke Photography
Oberstown detention centre. Photo: Fintan Clarke Photography
The alarm was immediately raised and the fire was quickly brought under control without further incident.
Allison Bray

Allison Bray

The Dublin Fire Brigade has extinguished a small fire deliberately set by three inmates of the juvenile detention facility at Oberstown in north County Dublin.

The fire was set after the inmates barricaded themselves in a room at the centre around midnight on Friday.

The alarm was immediately raised and the fire was quickly brought under control without further incident.

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