Saturday 19 October 2019

Hundreds evacuated from Clerys department store in fire scare

Credit: DFB/Twitter
Credit: DFB/Twitter

Brian Byrne

Hundreds of customers were evacuated from Clerys in Dublin after billows of smoke were discovered rising from underground.

Several units of Dublin Fire Brigade were called to the scene at around 2.10pm after it’s understood smoke was spotted rising from the floor.

Credit: DFB/Twitter
Credit: DFB/Twitter

However, a spokesman described the incident as “minor” and the situation was quickly brought under control.

Read more: Five units from Dublin Fire Brigade respond to blaze at disused cinema

The incident was concluded some 10 minutes later and customers were allowed to re-enter the building.

The famous department store closed for four months in July 2013 after suffering severe flood damage.

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