Dublin Fire Brigade battles blaze in Howth during "very busy night" 1 month ago

Dublin Fire Brigade battles blaze in Howth during "very busy night"

There were also other fires at St Anne’s Park in Raheny and in Kilbarrack, as well as a "large" blaze on Donore Avenue in Dublin 8.

Dublin Fire Brigade has said it had a "very busy night" late on Tuesday as firefighters battled a blaze in Howth.

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The gorse fire occurred on Howth Head and required four pumps to attend the scene.

There were no reports of any injuries or damage to houses.

In a statement on Twitter on Tuesday night, Dublin Fire Brigade said: "Firefighters are still on scene on Howth Head.

"The smoke appears to be blowing out to sea, however if you are downwind of the fire please close windows and doors.

"If you feel you or your property are in danger please make contact through 112/999."

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Dublin Fire Brigade said it experienced "a very busy night", with other fires at St Anne’s Park in Raheny and in the Kilbarrack area, as well as a "large" blaze on Donore Avenue in Dublin 8.

In regards to the latter, Dublin Fire Brigade posted on Twitter: "Crews are continuing to work at the fire on Donore Avenue.

"The fire has been brought under control by BA teams and a water tower from a Turntable Ladder.

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"Firefighters will remain on scene for the coming hours to fully extinguish the fire."

In a statement to JOE, a Garda spokesperson said: "Gardaí attended the scene of a fire on Donore Avenue that began at approximately 8:30am yesterday evening, Tuesday 22nd June 2021. Enquiries ongoing."