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Dublin: 4 °C Monday 19 March, 2018

Eight homes evacuated in the middle of the night after gas explosion

A fire broke out at around 4am in a quiet residential road in Baldoyle, north Dublin.

St Domhnach's Well
St Domhnach's Well
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THIRTY PEOPLE WERE evacuated from their homes in St. Domhnach’s Well in Baldoyle, Dublin 13 in the early hours of this morning after a gas fire.

It’s believed the blaze broke out at the side of a house. A gas main then caught fire and exploded.

The alarm was raised at 4.10am and several units of Dublin Fire Brigade responded to the scene.

A decision was made to empty eight homes in the immediate area.

An operator at Dublin Fire Brigade’s central control room confirmed the all clear was given shortly after 6am and residents were allowed return to their homes.

There were no injuries.

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