Tuesday 20 August 2019

Fire at abandoned Dublin house brought under control

Picture Dublin Fire Brigade
Picture Dublin Fire Brigade
Picture Dublin Fire Brigade
Picture Dublin Fire Brigade

Chai Brady

A fire that broke out in a house in Dublin city centre this afternoon has been brought under control.

Residents in the semi-detached house on upper Gardiner street were alerted to the blaze when a fireman banged on their door and said they had to leave for their safety.

Lucas Oliveira said both himself and his roomate were sleeping when they were told of the danger.

He said: "I was sleeping and a fireman banged on my door and said 'you have to get out it's not safe'."

Picture: Chai Brady
Picture: Chai Brady

Residents say the house is abandoned.

A Dublin Fire Brigade spokesperson confirmed that four units and a turntable attended the scene. The first call was received at 2.46pm.

The blaze was brought under control after 3pm.

An official at the scene said the origin of the fire was most likely electrical, and could have been a fuse box.

They said there was 'significant damage' done, however it appears there was nobody inside.

The house is derelict and was boarded up. Residents have said people have broken in several times before.

Units from Phibsborough and Talbot street attended the scene.

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