Readers like you keep news free for everyone.

More than 5,000 readers have already pitched in to keep free access to The Journal.

For the price of one cup of coffee each week you can help keep paywalls away.

Support us today
Not now

Dublin Fire Brigade has received over 100 callouts since noon

The fire brigade has also urged all pet owners to bring their animals inside.

DUBLIN FIRE BRIGADE (DFB) has responded to over 100 calls for assistance since midday today.

On what is always one of the busiest days of the year for the force, fire officers have been dealing with bonfires, domestic fires as well as other Halloween-related incidents.

In Finglas, north Dublin, the DFB said an electricity pole had caught fire.

Meanwhile, officers attended a bonfire in the Dolphin’s Barn area.

Over 20 bonfires have been extinguished today, according to the DFB and fire officers expect their busy night to continue into the early hours of the morning.

Tallaght fire station was dealing with a bonfire under electricity pylons just off the Fonthill Road at around 7pm.

Earlier, DFB officers had to deal with a bonfire in Balbriggan, their first of the day.

Making a difference

A mix of advertising and supporting contributions helps keep paywalls away from valuable information like this article.

Over 5,000 readers like you have already stepped up and support us with a monthly payment or a once-off donation.

For the price of one cup of coffee each week you can make sure we can keep reliable, meaningful news open to everyone regardless of their ability to pay.

Last night, an out of control bonfire caused two lanes of the M50 close to the Red Cow Roundabout to be closed, as firefighters battled to extinguish the blaze.

Read: Melanie McCarthy McNamara’s killer to spend sentence in solitary confinement >

Read: Irish language groups (and broadcasters) aren’t happy with Heather Humphreys >

About the author:

Read next: