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Man arrested after large fire in Dublin apartment complex

The blaze started at around 5.30pm yesterday evening.
Nov 2nd 2016, 7:21 AM 23,217 10

A MAN HAS been arrested in relation to a fire which forced the evacuation of over 80 apartments in Clongriffin, Dublin, yesterday.

Gardaí said they are holding the man at Coolock garda station and that investigations into the blaze are continuing.

A garda spokesman said: “One man has been arrested in connection with this investigation and is currently detained at Coolock Garda station under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984.

Fire

“Emergency Services were alerted to the incident at approximately 5.30pm. Gardaí and six units from Dublin Fire Brigade attended the scene and the fire is now under control. The scene is currently preserved and will be technically examined by Gardaí when safe to do so.”

There were no injuries in the incident.

Five units of the Dublin Fire Brigade were called to the scene, as well as an ambulance, a ladder, six pumps and a commanding unit – eight units in total.

Eyewitness Paddy Ryan caught the following image of the blaze.

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