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Wednesday 29 November 2023 Dublin: 1°C
on call

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.

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.

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