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Halloween is always a busy night for fire brigade crews across the country.
Halloween is always a busy night for fire brigade crews across the country.
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Major spike in Halloween fire brigade call outs in Dublin

Nearly 400 calls were made to Dublin Fire Brigade last night.
Nov 1st 2020, 4:40 PM 39,428 31

DUBLIN FIRE BRIGADE received nearly 400 calls on Halloween last night, a 70% increase on last year. 

Over the course of Halloween night, Dublin Fire Brigade received calls reporting 398 fire-related incidents, with 202 requests for an ambulance – making it the busiest night of 2020. 

Last year, there were 229 fire-related incidents and 298 ambulance calls. 

The fire brigade believes that Covid-19 and the Level 5 restrictions are to blame for the spike in incidents. 

A spokesperson for Dublin Fire Brigade said that “most fires required no intervention” and said that there was “limited anti-social behaviour towards our firefighter and paramedics”. 

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No staff were injured last night. 

“We’d like to thank those who took a responsible and socially distant approach to this year’s celebrations and took heed of our safety advice over the past few weeks,” the spokesperson said. 

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