Monday 25 June 2018

Four units of Fire Brigade attended the scene of an underground fire at ESB substation

Courtesy: @DubFireBrigade
Courtesy: @DubFireBrigade
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Dublin Fire Brigade put out a blaze at an underground ESB substation in the City Centre this morning.

The fire service has confirmed that four units attended the scene of an underground fire just off Baggot St Lower in Dublin's South inner city.

A District officer was also at the scene.

Just eight days ago €10million worth of damage was caused when thieves attempting to rob copper wire from an ESB substation in Inchicore, Dublin 8 sparked a major blaze.

However an ESB spokesman confirmed that this latest fire was not caused by vandalism. He explained that it was caused by a fault at the station itself..

Shortly before 1.30pm Dublin Fire Brigade tweeted that the Baggot St fire is now under control. ESB networks is now moving in to assess the situation.

Picture @DubFireBrigade
Picture @DubFireBrigade

ESB Networks said that at its peak 200 customers were without power. The supplier is currently working to restore power to 70 customers.

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