Thursday 29 September 2016

'Overheated' car bursts into flames in Dublin city centre

Published 26/09/2015 | 15:27

Members of the Dublin Fire Brigade tacklefire in a burning car on Burgh Quay today.
Photo: Tony Gavin
Members of the Dublin Fire Brigade tacklefire in a burning car on Burgh Quay today. Photo: Tony Gavin

A car burst into flames in Dublin's city centre earlier this afternoon.

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Two people were inside the vehicle near O'Connell Street when plumes of smoke were first seen coming from the car's bonnet.

Shortly after the pair exited the car at Burgh Quay, the engine of the vehicle burst into flames.

Dublin Fire Brigade responded to the scene opposite J.W. Sweetman's bar shortly after 230pm today following a call from the car's owner.

"We received a number of calls about the fire mainly because of the location of the vehicle and the smoke," a DFB spokesperson told independent.ie.

"One of our engines responded to the fire and it was put out in couple of minutes.

"We spoke to the owner of the car and it appears to be an engine malfunction. The car was overheated and the fuel pipe burst."

There were no reported injuries as a result of the fire.

Members of the Dublin Fire Brigade tacklefire in a burning car on Burgh Quay today.
Photo: Tony Gavin
Members of the Dublin Fire Brigade tacklefire in a burning car on Burgh Quay today. Photo: Tony Gavin

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