Saturday 21 October 2017

South Dublin shopping centre evacuated as fire brigade tackle roof blaze

Picture: @DubFireBrigade
Picture: @DubFireBrigade
Scene of the fire at Blackrock Shopping Centre, South Dublin. Picture: @PaulFedayn and DubFireBrigade
Scene of the fire at Blackrock Shopping Centre, South Dublin. Picture: @PaulFedayn and DubFireBrigade
Scene of the fire at Blackrock Shopping Centre, South Dublin. Picture: @PaulFedayn and DubFireBrigade
Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

A shopping centre in South Dublin was evacuated this afternoon after a fire broke out on the roof.

Emergency services were called to the scene Blackrock Shopping centre shortly before 1pm today.

Scene of the fire at Blackrock Shopping Centre, South Dublin. Picture: @PaulFedayn and DubFireBrigade
Scene of the fire at Blackrock Shopping Centre, South Dublin. Picture: @PaulFedayn and DubFireBrigade

A spokesman for Dublin Fire Brigade explained that the blaze broke out on the roof of the building where works are currently taking place. it is understood the incident involved a gas cannister.

Three units from Donnybrook, a district officer and a hydraulic platform from Dun Laoghaire attended the scene.

The shopping centre was evacuated and the area was cordoned off while fire crews tackled the fire.

The spokesman explained that the blaze was brought under control shortly after 1.30pm and fire officers remained on site for a period.

It has been a busy couple of days for the Dublin Fire Brigade in south Dublin.

Last night they were called to the M50 where a Dublin Street Parking Service (DSPS) tow truck caught fire.

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