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Stockpiling for Halloween bonfire causes city centre flat blaze

Children lined the stairwell of the flats with more than 40 wooden pallets they collected for a bonfire.

Tom Kelly Road Flats, Dublin 2.
Tom Kelly Road Flats, Dublin 2.
Image: Sam Boal/Photocall

Updated 22:47

DUBLIN FIRE BRIGADE were called to a fire in a group of city centre flats in Dublin in the early hours of Thursday morning after material collected for a Halloween bonfire went up in flames.

At approximately 2.30am a fire crew was called to a blaze in Tom Kelly Road Flats on Tom Kelly Road, Dublin 2.

Wooden pallets

Youths had lined the stairwell from floor to ceiling  from the ground floor to the first floor with more than 40 wooden pallets, which caught on fire.

By the time the fire engines arrived at the scene, the fire was already a blaze.  Two fire engines used their water supply but also had to use the hydrants for extra water to tackle the fire.

People on the first and second floor were trapped in their flats and could not leave until the smoke was cleared.

One officer in attendance said in his 30 years in the job he had never seen such a thing.

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It is believed that no one was injured in the incident.

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    Source: Sam Boal/Photocall
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    Source: Sam Boal/Photocall
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    Source: Sam Boal/Photocall
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    Source: Sam Boal/Photocall

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