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Blaze at Dublin apartment block brought under control

A fire broke out at an apartment complex in Dublin's Blanchardstown area on Sunday afternoon. Picture: Dublin Fire Brigade.
Staff reporter

FIREFIGHTERS have brought a large blaze at an apartment block in Dublin under control.

The fire broke out at the high-rise building in the Blanchardstown area on Sunday afternoon.

There are no reports of any injuries, but a former TD has said up to seven families could now be left homeless as a result.

The blaze at the Falcon View apartment complex, at Blanchardstown Road South, was reported shortly before 4.30pm.

The Dublin Fire Brigade said seven fire appliances arrived at the scene, with firefighters using a turntable ladder as a water tower to douse the blaze, which affected a number of upper floors.

They added the fire was brought under control by 6.30pm.

Former Dublin West TD Ruth Coppinger described the "horrible scene" of the fire in a social media post, adding that those affected will require help from agencies including Fingal County Council.



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