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Firefighters attacked as they attempted to put out a fire in west Dublin

A Dublin Fire Brigade spokeswoman urged the public to respect emergency services.

Image: Dublin Fire Brigade

A FIRE ENGINE was pelted with stones last night as it responded to a call-out in a west Dublin housing estate.

One unit of the Dublin Fire Brigade (DFB) was put out of commission after attending a small fire in the Neilstown area of Clondalkin.

The fire engine was out of action for three hours after a passenger-side window was broken by stones.

A DFB spokeswoman said there were no injuries but urged members of the public to respect emergency services.

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She said: “One of our appliances was dispatched to an estate in the Neilstown area after a fire started on a grassy area.

“A number of people began throwing rocks at the engine causing damage to it.

“The passenger-side window was badly damaged by the stones.

“We’d ask people at this time to respect the emergency services and let them do their jobs.”

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