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The scene of the fire on Pearse St.

Fire breaks out in Dublin office - right opposite the fire station

The Social Welfare Services building on Pearse St reported a fire in its basement this afternoon – and luckily enough, it is located right opposite the fire station.

A FIRE BROKE out in a Dublin city centre building this afternoon – which luckily is located right across from the fire station.

The scene of the fire was Oisin House, the Social Welfare Services building, which is located on Pearse St right opposite the fire station.

This meant that the fire services were immediately on the scene after smoke was reported to be coming from the Oisin House basement.

A spokesperson from Dublin Fire Service said that there was smoke coming from insulation around electrical cabling in the basement, which had gone on fire.

Five units of the fire brigade attended the scene and the building was evacuated.

The fire was soon brought under control with no reports of injuries.