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Dublin Fire Brigade tackled a fire in two caravans last night

There were no reported injuries and the cause of the fire is still unknown.

A FIRE ERUPTED in two caravans late last night at a holiday home site in Donabate, Dublin.

Three units of Dublin Fire Brigade responded to the call, which they received at 12.40am today. There were no reported injuries.

It’s thought that the fire originated in one caravan and spread to the second caravan, but the origin of the fire is as of yet unknown.

According to a national audit ordered by the government in the wake of the Carrickmines tragedy last October, unsafe electrical sockets, overcrowded bays and caravans being too close together is common on most sites, and can easily cause a fire.

(This audit did not include holiday homes however, and it’s still unclear what caused this particular fire.)

One halting site review document, released under the Freedom of Information Act to TheJournal.ie, found that only one 50% of caravans on the site had a fire alarm.

If you have a caravan, make sure that it’s fitted with a working smoke alarm.

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