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Dublin: 18 °C Wednesday 5 August, 2020

Dublin fire engine attacked when crew approached bonfire this evening

The vehicle was temporarily out of service for repairs.

A DUBLIN FIRE engine was attacked when crew members approached a bonfire this evening.

It happened on Ossory Road in the North Strand area of Dublin 3.

Dublin Fire Brigade reported that the vehicle was temporarily out of service for repairs.

No crew members were injured but DFB has called for respect for its crews.

Dublin Fire Brigade says there has been an increase in the number of bonfires being lit and prepared ahead of the Halloween bank holiday weekend.

A spokesperson for DFB told that it will be “using drones extensively in the run up to Halloween with the increased number of larger fires we will be attending”.

Read: Dublin Fire Brigade to use drones ‘extensively’ in the run up to Halloween>

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