Apartment block evacuated and cars destroyed after early morning blaze
An apartment block in south Dublin had to be evacuated early this morning after a blaze broke out in the underground car park.
Five units of Dublin Fire Brigade fought the blaze after a number of cars caught fire.
The incident happened at the Abbey Glen apartments on Pottery Road, Kill O Grange.
The first call to emergency services was made at 5.42am when one car was reported to be on fire, but it is understood the fire spread in the confined car park and a number of cars were destroyed.
Fire crews using breathing apparatus tackled the flames and toxic smoke using specialist techniques deployed specifically for underground fires, which can be very dangerous to emergency crews.
There were reports that the heat generated by the flames have caused structural damage to the car park under the apartments.
The fire brigade requested crews from ESB Networks and Bord Gais to attend to ensure utility supplies were safe, and Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council were also requested to sent staff from its dangerous buildings section to assess the apartments.