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Four fire brigades tend to the Abbey Theatre

This time it was a case of smoke without fire as a blown bulb at the theatre set the fire alarms off.

Image: LEON FARRELL/PHOTOCALL IRELAND

THE DUBLIN FIRE Brigade were out in force earlier on Lower Abbey Street in Dublin city centre tending to smoke coming from the Abbey Theatre.

A spokesperson for the Abbey Theatre told TheJournal.ie:

A bulb in one of the corridors blew, which caused some smoke and set the fire alarms  in the building off. The fire brigade came and we were evacuated.

Four fire engines were sent to the incident at around 1.30pm and were finished at around 2.30pm.

The building was evacuated for some time while the fire services investigated.

Organisers were glad to get back into the building to get ready for the two shows that are on stage there tonight:

Tweet: Abbey Theatre

A Dublin Fire Brigade spokesperson said they were sent to the scene because “there was some smoke coming from some part of the building. It was a minor incident.”

No thespian or regular Joe soaps were injured and there was no real damage caused.

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