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Wednesday 7 December 2016

Flights resume at Dublin Airport following fire in hangar

Fire has been contained and work has begun to clear backlog of flights

Published 26/08/2015 | 07:49

Firefighters battle fire in one of Dublin Airport's hangars (Photo: Twitter/Dublin Fire Brigade)
Firefighters battle fire in one of Dublin Airport's hangars (Photo: Twitter/Dublin Fire Brigade)
The scene of a fire in hanger 3 at Dublin Airport this morning... Picture Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin.
The scene of a fire in hanger 3 at Dublin Airport this morning... Picture Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin.
The scene of a fire in hanger 3 at Dublin Airport this morning... Picture Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin.

Flight operations were suspended for almost two hours at Dublin Airport following a fire in one of the hangars this morning

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The airport received reports of the fire at approximately 7.15am - the blaze occurred in hangar three at the back of the airport.

Dublin Airport Fire Emergency Services immediately attended the scene. They were soon joined by Dublin Fire Brigade units from Finglas, Kilbarrack and Swords.

The fire has since been contained and flights have resumed, Dublin Airport confirmed.

The work has now begun to clear the backlog of flights at the airport.

Siobhan O'Donnell, of the DAA, told RTE Radio One programme 'Morning Ireland' the fire occurred in the roof space of the hangar, which are regularly used for aircraft maintenance.

Two 'Whisperjet' 146 aircrafts were in the hangar at the time.

There were no reports of any injuries and both aircraft have not sustained any damage.

Passengers are now advised to check with their airline and DAA website for advice on delays.   

"We relay information on when flight operations will resume as soon as we have it," Dublin Airport wrote on their official Twitter page.

Dublin Airport are communicating with passengers on the social media account.

They also confirmed that the fire was in a restricted area of the airport which is separate to passenger facilities.

CityJet have since released a statement on the incident, saying: "Following a fire in Eirtech Hanger 3 at Dublin Airport this morning, the airline can confirm that one of its aircraft was in the Hanger. No damage to the aircraft or injuries."

The scene of a fire in hanger 3 at Dublin Airport this morning... Picture Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin.
The scene of a fire in hanger 3 at Dublin Airport this morning... Picture Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin.

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