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Dublin: 5 °C Sunday 15 December, 2019

200 businesses and homes left without electricity after fire in Dublin city centre

Power is not expected to return until 10pm tonight.

Updated at 2.15pm

200 BUSINESSES AND residential customers are left without power today following a fire in an electrical unit in Dublin’s city centre.

Units from Dublin Fire Brigade attended the scene of a fire on Baggot Street in Dublin city centre this afternoon.

The fire brigade first arrived at the scene at 12.30pm.

Baggot Street was closed off as a result of the blaze and gardaí also attended the scene.

IMG_4650 Source: Christina Finn

The fire broke out at a 10kW ESB substation that was located underground just off Baggot Street. The substation provided electricity to the nearby area.

Dublin Fire Brigade said at 1.25pm that the fire had been brought under control.

A spokesperson for the ESB said that network technicians were currently at the scene to examine what went wrong and to start working on restoring power to the area.

The ESB spokesperson said that electricity should be returned to the area by 10pm tonight. It is unclear as yet what caused the fire to break out.

There are no reported injuries as a result of the incident.

You can check the status of the electricity in your area at ESB Powercheck

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