Firefighters are tackling a blaze at vacant buildings in Brittas in Co Dublin.
Demonstrations have been staged in the area recently by people who believed the buildings at Crooksling off the Blessington Road were to be used to accommodate refugees.
The Dublin Fire Brigade said emergency services were called to the vacant buildings which were alight at 7am.
Firefighters were called at 7am to vacant buildings alight at Crooksling off the Blessington Road
7️⃣ Seven fire engines including a turntable ladder and emergency tender were sent to the scene
🛣️ Traffic restrictions on the #N81 due to hose lines
🚒 Operations are continuing pic.twitter.com/4srFwgqocc
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Seven fire engines including a turntable ladder and emergency tender were sent to the scene.
Traffic restrictions on the N81 are in place as the operation continues.
A gardai spokesperson said: “Gardai and emergency services are currently attending the scene of a fire at a premises in Brittas, Co Dublin, which occurred this morning.”
In recent months, there has been a series of suspected arson attempts at properties earmarked for housing asylum seekers or refugees, or properties that were rumoured for such use.