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Dublin Fire Brigade have had a busy old time of it tonight

We’re getting close to Halloween, and it’s all been kicking off tonight.

WE’RE TEN DAYS away from Halloween.

Traditionally, it’s one of the fire brigade’s busiest times of year, and tonight has been no exception. But for lots of different reasons.

For starters this evening Dublin Fire Brigade has dealt with a derelict house being burnt to the ground in Garristown in the north of the county.

fire7 The blaze in Garristown as it looked when units from DFB arrived Source: Dublin Fire Brigade/Twitter


While four units of DFB were dispatched, a spokesman assured TheJournal.ie that the quite-impressive-looking blaze in reality looked worse than it actually was.

“It was just a derelict house in the middle of a field. We’ve had units keeping an eye on it but it should be ok,” he said. “We couldn’t even say what started it, the whole building has collapsed at this stage.

fire4 Source: Dublin Fire Brigade/Twitter

fire1 Source: Dublin Fire Brigade/Twitter

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Meanwhile, earlier this evening officers were called to Temple Bar where a man had collapsed:

fire6 Source: Dublin Fire Brigade/Twitter

This is of course not to mention the gorse fire that broke out in Rathfarnham that DFB had to deal with this evening, and the car that caught fire off the Grange Road in the area.

Earlier today meanwhile, a new recruit at Tallaght Fire Station made it 20 minutes into his first shift before being summoned to his first fire. Talk about a baptism of flames, quite literally in fact.

Well done those men. Sleep well after your shift ends tonight guys, you’ve earned it.

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