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One hospitalised, residents evacuated from apartment block after car catches fire


Fire engine (stock photo)

Fire engine (stock photo)

Fire engine (stock photo)

Sixty people were evacuated from a Dublin apartment block when a car caught fire in an underground carpark.

The blaze happened this afternoon underneath the apartment complex at Saint James’s Street.

One person was taken by ambulance to hospital suffering from smoke inhalation.

Fire engine crews from Dublin Fire Brigade headquarters and Dolphin’s Barn went to the scene. 

Gardai assisted in the evacuation of the 60 occupants of the building.

Gas and electricity supplies to the building were turned off as a result of the fire.

Meanwhile, firefighters in Dublin battled two serious blazes in Dublin city last night.

The first broke out at Phoenix Motor Centre at Prussia Street.

The Dublin Fire Brigade was called to the scene at about 9:30pm.

Three units attended the scene and the blaze took about two hours to get under control.

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The second fire broke out at Brasserie 66 restaurant on South Great George's Street in the city centre at about 4am today.

Fire units from Dolphin's Barn and Tara Street stations attended the scene and it is reported that the fire took two and a half hours to extinguish.

It is unclear as of yet how the fires started. No one was injured in either fire.

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