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An electric blanket sparked a fire in Dublin apartment block

Nobody was seriously injured in the fire.

PastedImage-60173 Source: Twitter/DublinFireBrigade

DUBLIN FIRE BRIGADE successfully extinguished a fire in Tallaght last night that was caused by a faulty electric blanket.

Residents were evacuated from the apartment block on Greenhills Road with four fire units dispatched to the scene.

Firefighters say a number of people suffered minor burns but nobody was seriously injured.

PastedImage-26515 The fire was caused by a faulty electric blanket. Source: Twitter/DublinFireBrigade

The fire caused extensive smoke damage and was one of two incidents in Tallaght Dublin Fire Brigade dealt with last night.

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Elsewhere, three units of Dublin Fire Brigade were called to an electrical fire on Mount Street after a fuse box caught fire at about 7am this morning.

There were no injuries following the fire in the six storey building.

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