Thursday 29 September 2016

Firefighters rush to get blaze at listed historic building under control

Published 22/07/2016 | 11:38

Credit: DFB
Credit: DFB
Credit: DFB
Credit: DFB
Credit: DFB

Firefighters rushed to the scene of a blaze at a listed historic building in north Dublin early Friday morning.

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Three units and a district officer first responded to the fire at Belcamp College shortly after 5.30am.

Dublin Fire Brigade (DFB) teams from Finglas, North Strand, and Kilbarrack then called in assistance from Tara St.

A turntable ladder, foam tender and environmental unit from this branch then attended the scene.

It is as yet undetermined how the fire, which broke out on the third floor of the Georgian building, was started.

Belcamp College, located on the Malahide Road, has been subject to a number of arson attacks in the past.

However, it is understood that Friday's fire was located in an area of the building that had not been damaged before.

According to a DFB spokesperson, the fire was brought under control shortly after 8.30am.

"There is currently one unit still at the scene of the fire and officers are investigating the cause of the fire," he said.

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