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Gardaí close Dublin street after van catches fire

The fire occurred this morning but the road will be closed for much of the afternoon so the debris can be cleared.

Helen Cosgrove Helen Cosgrove

GARDAÍ HAVE SAID Baggothrath Place, off Merrion Row in Dublin is closed for traffic this afternoon as a clean-up takes place, following a large fire in a van earlier today.

The fire broke out just before 11.20am this morning and Dublin Fire Brigade attended. A spokesperson said it was “not a protracted incident, it was straightforward”.

A member of the public in a local office told that they had to close up all their windows as the “smoke was quite toxic” but the fire service spokesperson said there were no dangerous substances in the van.

“A car fire will generate a lot of fumes and gases anyway,” they explained. No one was injured in the incident.

Gardaí said the street will be closed to traffic for the afternoon:


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