#Open journalism No news is bad news

Your contributions will help us continue to deliver the stories that are important to you

Support The Journal
Dublin: 2°C Monday 17 January 2022

Apartments evacuated as 12 fire units respond to basement blaze in Drumcondra

The Richmond Hall complex was evacuated as firefighters dealt with a fire in the basement car park.

Updated at 9am

TWELVE UNITS OF Dublin Fire Brigade responded to a blaze in the basement of an apartment complex in Richmond Road, near Drumcondra this morning.

The alarm was raised at around 4.50am, as a vehicle fire was reported in the basement car park of Richmond Hall.

The complex was evacuated as firefighters arrived.

A spokesperson for the fire service said the blaze had been brought under control, and that the area was still being ventilated.

Several cars have been destroyed as a result of the fire.

A resident of Richmond Hall said the all-clear had been given before 8am and that residents were allowed return to their homes.

An investigation is under way.

All photos: Paul Patrick Fox

First posted at 7.20am

Read: Man shot several times as he answers his front door in Dowth, Co Meath

Read: ‘Shocking number’ of bookies robberies sparks concern for lone workers

About the author:

Read next: