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A derelict building went up in flames after hidden bonfire wood was set alight in Dublin.
Dublin Fire Brigade responded to the fire at Clanbrassil Street and Leonard’s Corner in the city on Tuesday afternoon.
A stockpile of bonfire wood had been hidden in the derelict building which is located beside Vincent Street Flats in Dublin 8.
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Pictures and videos from the scene of the fire showed a number of fire engines blocking the street during rush hour traffic.
Smoke could be seen billowing from the building, which is located beside a small area of unused land covered in dense shrubbery.
Video footage of a fire today that severely disrupted rush hour traffic. Reports of a bonfire stockpile set alight led to a building fire that took 4 fire engines to extinguish at Leonards Corner / Clanbrassil St
— Dublin Fire Brigade (@DubFireBrigade)
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The fire service said four fire engines and an ambulance were despatched to deal with the blaze, which also required the use of a turntable ladder.
A nearby office building was evacuated and traffic restrictions were put in place while crews worked to extinguish the fire.
Once the blaze was brought under control, a crew from Dublin City Council performed a partial demolition of the building to make it safe.
Dublin Fire Brigade asked that any stockpiles of bonfire wood be reported to your local council to avoid fires like this.
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