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A fire brigade source said officers are currently on their way to the scene.

A fire brigade source said officers are currently on their way to the scene.

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Photo: Twitter/@JM_Cruise

A fire that broke out off James's Street in Dublin city centre earlier today has been brought under control.

At around 1.50pm the fire brigade rushed to a warehouse building at an industrial estate, which is understood to be on Grand Canal Place, near James's Street in Dublin 8.

Around five fire engines and one fire brigade support van rushed to the scene.

Witnesses in the area said plumes of smoke are emanating from the site. The warehouse building is situated at the back of Guinness brewery.

A spokesperson for the Dublin Fire Brigade (DFB) told the Independent.ie "As far as we're aware, the fire occurred in a derelict furniture factory, on Basil Street, just off James' Street, and it was mostly rubbish that caught fire."

However according to Dublin Fire Brigade, the fire is now under control.

"We now have the fire under control, and there were no injuries", a spokesperson told Independent.ie.

"We sent out five units, and most are on their way back now.

"The fire occurred in a derelict furniture factory, on Basil Street, just off James' Street, and it was mostly rubbish that caught fire", they added.

The scene has now been handed over to gardai.

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