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Fire services fight massive blaze in Coolock

The fire is still ongoing and one unit of the Dublin Fire Brigade is still at the scene.

Fire at Malahide Road Industrial Park last night.
Fire at Malahide Road Industrial Park last night.
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SIX UNITS OF the Dublin Fire Brigade were called to a major fire incident at an industrial estate in Dublin overnight.

A factory unit used by PC Kitchens at the Malahide Road Industrial Estate, just beside Darndale, went up in flames and quickly escalated to a six pump fire incident, said the Dublin Fire Brigade.

No one was in the building at the time and no one is reported to be injured.

Still ongoing

The fire is still ongoing and one unit of the fire service is still at the scene.

A spokesperson for the fire services said they received the call at 10.13pm last night and by 10.20pm they were at the scene. At that point the fire was classed as a four pump fire.

A water tank was called to the scene shortly after due to a shortage in water mains pressure.

At 10.50pm, five fire brigade units were at the scene and an engineer from the dangerous buildings department attended the scene to inspect the structure, which a spokesperson said was standard for that size of a fire.

Six pump fire

At 11.15pm, the blaze had reached its peak and six units of the Dublin Fire Brigade were battling the blaze. A senior fire officer from Tara Street Fire Station was then called to the scene to inspect the fire.

The spokesperson said they were battling the blaze from outside of the building only, as the fire officers could not gain access inside due to the scale of the fire.

By 4am this morning, the fire was petering out and only two units were at the scene. At 6am this morning, one unit of the fire brigade was at the scene. The spokesperson said that with a blaze of this size it is standard for at least one unit of the fire brigade to remain at the scene for at least 24 hours as pockets can reignite.

Gardaí were in attendance at the scene also.

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