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20 firefighters have been battling a fishing boat fire in Dublin

The boat caught fire at the pier wall in the north Dublin suburb this morning.

A FISHING VESSEL that caught fire in north Dublin has  required 20 firefighters to bring the blaze under control.

The incident happened at Howth pier in the suburb 10 miles north of the city.

Three units from Dublin Fire Brigade (DFB) and two ambulances are reported to have attended the scene.

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“20 firefighters were on the scene and the blaze was brought under control very quickly,” a DFB spokesman told TheJournal.ie.

A number of people were treated for smoke inhalation but no hospitalisations were required.
These were fishermen who refused to go to hospital.

It appears that the fire started in the wheelhouse of the vessel, which was moored at the main pier wall.

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