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Ireland Building goes up in flames after hidden bonfire wood stockpile set alight in Dublin

15:50  31 october  2019
15:50  31 october  2019 Source:   extra.ie

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A derelict building went up in flames after hidden bonfire wood was set alight in Dublin.

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Dublin Fire Brigade responded to the fire at Clanbrassil Street and Leonard’s Corner in the city on Tuesday afternoon.

Building goes up in flames after hidden bonfire wood stockpile set alight in Dublin © Extra.ie Building goes up in flames after hidden bonfire wood stockpile set alight in Dublin

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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Building goes up in flames after hidden bonfire wood stockpile set alight in Dublin © Extra.ie Building goes up in flames after hidden bonfire wood stockpile set alight in Dublin

Pictures and videos from the scene of the fire showed a number of fire engines blocking the street during rush hour traffic.

Building goes up in flames after hidden bonfire wood stockpile set alight in Dublin © Extra.ie Building goes up in flames after hidden bonfire wood stockpile set alight in Dublin

Smoke could be seen billowing from the building, which is located beside a small area of unused land covered in dense shrubbery.

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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.

Building goes up in flames after hidden bonfire wood stockpile set alight in Dublin © Extra.ie Building goes up in flames after hidden bonfire wood stockpile set alight in Dublin

Once the blaze was brought under control, a crew from Dublin City Council performed a partial demolition of the building to make it safe.

a truck driving down a busy city street: Bonfire Wood Set Alight © Provided by Associated Newspapers (Ireland) Limited, t/a dmg Media Ireland Bonfire Wood Set Alight

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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