Saturday 10 December 2016

Man arrested as Dublin Fire Brigade battled large blaze at apartment block for five hours

Published 01/11/2016 | 20:35

Firefighters at the scene of an apartment fire in the Station Hill Apartment Complex in Clongriffin, North Dublin this evening. Photo:Colin Keegan.
Firefighters at the scene of an apartment fire in the Station Hill Apartment Complex in Clongriffin, North Dublin this evening. Photo:Colin Keegan.

Dublin Fire Brigade spent almost five hours battling a large blaze at an apartment block in Clongriffin.

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The fire brigade were called to the Station Hill apartment block shortly after 5:30pm on Tuesday after the blaze broke out.

One man was arrested by gardai  and is currently detained at Coolock Garda station under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984. 

Gardaí and six units from Dublin Fire Brigade attended the scene and the fire is now under control.

The scene is currently preserved and will be technically examined by Gardaí when safe to do so.

The occupants of approximately 80 apartments were evacuated during the incident. No injuries have been reported.

Firefighters at the scene of an apartment fire in the Station Hill Apartment Complex in Clongriffin, North Dublin this evening. Photo: Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin.
Firefighters at the scene of an apartment fire in the Station Hill Apartment Complex in Clongriffin, North Dublin this evening. Photo: Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin.

An eye-witness told Independent.ie that the fire broke out between the second and fourth floor of the apartment block when one room went on fire and spread quickly.

Firefighters at the scene of an apartment fire in the Station Hill Apartment Complex in Clongriffin, North Dublin this evening. Photo: Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin.
Firefighters at the scene of an apartment fire in the Station Hill Apartment Complex in Clongriffin, North Dublin this evening. Photo: Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin.
Firefighters at the scene of an apartment fire in the Station Hill Apartment Complex in Clongriffin, North Dublin this evening. Photo: Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin.
Firefighters at the scene of an apartment fire in the Station Hill Apartment Complex in Clongriffin, North Dublin this evening. Photo: Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin.
Firefighters at the scene of an apartment fire in the Station Hill Apartment Complex in Clongriffin, North Dublin this evening. Photo: Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin.
Firefighters at the scene of an apartment fire in the Station Hill Apartment Complex in Clongriffin, North Dublin this evening. Photo: Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin.

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