Monday 26 August 2019

Investigation underway as rickshaws damaged in fire at building complex

Rickshaws that were damaged in the blaze Photo: DFB
Rickshaws that were damaged in the blaze Photo: DFB

Cathal McMahon

A number of rickshaws have been damaged after a fire broke out at a South Dublin house.

Several units of Dublin Fire Brigade attended the domestic blaze in the basement of the building on South Richmond Street.

All flats in the house were evacuated, DFB confirmed.

However damage was caused to the building and a number of rickshaws that were being stored in the basement.

Four fire units, from Dolphin's Barn and Headquarters, attended the blaze. A turntable was also used in the incident.

Gardaí and the fire brigade were alerted to the fire at around 7.45pm.

It is believed that the rickshaws may have been stored in a shed or garage.

A cordon has now been established and a full forensic examination will be carried out in the morning.

A garda spokesperson confirmed that nobody was hurt or injured in the blaze.

"The course of the investigation will be decided pending the outcome of a forensic examination," the spokesperson confirmed.

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