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Gardaí investigating after derelict house badly damaged by Halloween bonfire stockpile blaze

Dublin Fire Brigade extinguished the blaze shortly after 5pm yesterday.

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GARDAÍ ARE INVESTIGATING a fire that caused significant damage to a derelict building on Upper Clanbrassil Street, Dublin on Tuesday.

The fire was brought under control by three units of the fire brigade shortly after 5pm yesterday. 

“No persons were in the house at the time of the fire, but a large amount of damage was caused to the house,” gardaí said. 

Dublin Fire Brigade said it responded to the scene near Leonards Corner following reports that stockpiled bonfire materials had been set alight. 

The council tweeted this morning, giving an example of the material it has removed with “the help of communities.” 

Tweet by @Dublin City Council Source: Dublin City Council/Twitter

Ahead of Halloween, Dublin City Council appealed to the public to report the stockpiling of any bonfire materials. 

The council said it has seen a decrease of 30% this year in the number of public reports of stockpiled bonfire materials. 

In the period from 1 September to 29 October 2018, the council received 287 reports. Over the same period this year, public reports were down to 197.

“Dublin City Council will not have tonnage figures available on materials collected by our on-call services until after Halloween night but we are hopeful that the reduction in reports will ultimately translate into less materials being required to be recovered from stockpiling,” the council spokesperson said. 

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