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It was a super-busy Saturday night for Dublin Fire Brigade

Almost 300 ambulance calls were received by the service across the course of Saturday night.
Nov 27th 2016, 12:18 PM 18,917 30

dfb1 The scene at the national school in Tallaght Source: Twitter

DUBLIN FIRE BRIGADE had an “exceptionally busy time of it” last night with almost 300 ambulance calls made over the course of the night alone.

A spokesperson for the service said that between 250 and 300 calls were received by the service over the course of Saturday night, with roughly 400 calls received throughout the day as a whole.

dfb3 Source: Twitter

dfb2 Source: Twitter

“It was one of the busiest nights of the year, an absolute logistical nightmare,” the spokesperson said.

We were sending appliances (fire engines) everywhere.

One of the issues the service dealt with was a fire at a national school in Tallaght, with four units required to bring the blaze under control.

Thankfully no serious injuries were reported throughout the night.

At present Dublin Fire Brigade is closing in on 100,000 ambulance calls received for the whole of 2016.

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