Part of the M50 closed as fire brigade deal with large container fire during busy night
Two lanes of the M50 were closed for part of Sunday night as Dublin Fire Brigade dealt with a large fire.
Ahead of Halloween the fire brigade in the capital was extremely busy overnight on both sides of the river.
According to the official twitter account two lanes of the M50 Northbound at Junction 9 (Red Cow) were closed down as officers tackled a container fire adjacent to the motorway.
Three units of the fire brigade were on scene for several hours. The fire was brought under control shorlty after 11pm.
3 units are dealing with a large fire near JC9 on the M50. Please take care on the M50— Dublin Fire Brigade (@DubFireBrigade) October 30, 2016
We are responding to a number of reported Bonfires at the moment on both sides of the city.— Dublin Fire Brigade (@DubFireBrigade) October 30, 2016
Separately firefighters dealt with a domestic fire in Clondalkin and a number of bonfires on both sides of the city.
Earlier a fire engine was struck by an egg. In a bizarre twist, it was the same vehicle that had its windows smashed last week
Some chicken decided it would be great craic to egg one of our appliances. It was the same truck that had its window smashed last week. pic.twitter.com/OIv3TNW7Yq— Dublin Fire Brigade (@DubFireBrigade) October 30, 2016