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IrelandBusy night for Cork firefighters over dangerous car and waste fires

15:40  06 september  2019
15:40  06 september  2019 Source:   extra.ie

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Twelve units of Cork Fire Brigade are fighting a large fire in Douglas, Co Cork . The blaze broke out just before 7pm at the multi-storey car park in the Douglas Village Shopping Centre. It is understood that a significant number of cars have been damaged.

Busy night for Cork firefighters over dangerous car and waste fires © Provided by Associated Newspapers (Ireland) Limited, t/a dmg Media Ireland

Cork City firefighters had a busy night on Thursday dealing with a number of waste fires and medical callouts.

The fire service shared pictures from a dangerous car fire on social media and detailed the range of issues that they had to deal with.

Busy night for Cork firefighters over dangerous car and waste fires © Provided by Associated Newspapers (Ireland) Limited, t/a dmg Media Ireland Cork Waste Fires

The car had been set alight in the Farranree area and workers were forced to get extremely close to the car to extinguish the fire.

Cork City Fire Brigade also noted that they had been called out to a number of waste fires across the county over the course of the night.

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Firefighters said the key times those fires occur are midnight to 6 a.m. – something they call the witch hours. KC chief fire marshal Floyd Peoples said each Sometimes people will light a fire inside to stay warm. This is not safe and the fire department responds to more than a dozen of these calls each year.

Around 100 firefighters were needed to tackle a large waste warehouse fire in Dagenham on Saturday, while a Seven cars and three vans were destroyed in the blaze, with firefighters Waste fires are a problem that have been the focus of investigation by the Chief Fire Officers’ Association

Busy night for Cork firefighters over dangerous car and waste fires © Provided by Associated Newspapers (Ireland) Limited, t/a dmg Media Ireland Cork Waste Fires

As well as tackling fires, paramedics for the fire service were called in to help the National Ambulance Service on a number of callouts.

The fire brigade wrote on Twitter: ‘Busy night for crews including: Several rubbish fires,????

alarm activations, ???? Medical call with @NASCork ???????? and this car fire in the Farranree area.

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The 40 bus route, which operates on a route between Charlestown Shopping Centre and Liffey Valley Shopping Centre, was stopped for over an hour due to the behaviour. A spokesperson for Dublin Bus apologised to those affected in a statement, saying: "We wish to advise customers that due to anti-social behaviour route 40 will not serve Neilstown Rd/Fonthill Rd for the next hour. "Nearest stop is Coldcut Road. Normal Service will resume at 11pm. "We would like to apologise for any inconvenience caused." Former South Dublin Mayor Mark Ward slammed the behaviour as "mindless" and called on those responsible to stop.

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