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Dozens left homeless after fire destroyed up to 60 apartments in Blanchardstown

Up to 100 residents were unable to go back to their apartments last night.

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DOZENS OF PEOPLE have been left homeless after a fire destroyed apartments in Dublin yesterday.

The fire at the Verdemont complex in Blanchardstown broke out shortly after 5.30pm.

Firefighters managed to bring the fire under control last night but it’s estimated that up to 60 apartments were destroyed in the blaze.

Investigations are now beginning into the cause of the fire and they scene is expected to be examined today.

fire Source: Dublin Fire Brigade via Twitter

A garda spokesperson told TheJournal.ie that at this stage it appears to be accidental.

Dublin Fire Brigade used a drone, six pumps and a turntable ladder to put out the fire. A number of ambulances were initially dispatched but there were no reports of any injuries.

Up to 100 residents, including young children and babies, were unable to go back to their apartments last night.

Dublin Fire Brigade were advising those displaced to go to a nearby rest centre where accommodation was being provided by Dublin Civil Defence and Fingal County Council.

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