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Man arrested after fire causes 'considerable damage' to Dublin retail outlet

Gardaí responded to reports of the fire in Coolock at 5am this morning.

The fire caused damage to a number of shops in Coolock
The fire caused damage to a number of shops in Coolock

A MAN IN his 20s has been arrested by gardaí in relation to a fire at a retail outlet in Coolock, Dublin in the early hours of this morning.

Gardaí responded to reports of a fire outside a shop in the retail outlet in north Dublin at 5am this morning.

The fire caused considerable damage to a number of units in the shopping centre before it was brought under control by units of Dublin Fire Brigade, according to gardaí.

A forensic examination of the fire scene was carried out by garda crime scene examiners.

A Chinese takeaway in the retail unit posted photos of the damage on social media today.

It said that it has closed for business tonight, but will reopen tomorrow.

Capture Source: Jazz Chinese & Thai Restaurant via Facebook

Gardaí arrested a 25-year-old man in relation to the incident this afternoon.

He is currently detained under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984 at Coolock Garda Station.

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