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Dublin: 10 °C Tuesday 22 October, 2019
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Three firemen treated after major Stillorgan fire

21 units of Dublin Fire Brigade were summoned to Stillorgan after a pub, dry cleaners, restaurant and apartments are damaged.

This building in Stillorgan was almost totally gutted by the fire, with flames 20 feet high at their peak.
This building in Stillorgan was almost totally gutted by the fire, with flames 20 feet high at their peak.
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THREE FIREMEN had to be treated for burns in St James’s Hospital in Dublin last night after attending to a massive fire in Stillorgan.

21 units of Dublin Fire Brigade were summoned to the complex on the Lower Kilmacud Road, after a fire broke out in an empty retail unit previously used by Chartbusters DVD rental.

The fire quickly spread to an adjoining Indian restaurant and a dry-cleaners, as well as the well-known Mill House pub nearby; all of the buildings, as well as a number of nearby apartments, had to be evacuated, though there were no civilian injuries.

The fire has since been brought under control, but fire officers remained on site overnight to tend to it, the Irish Independent reports, adding that eye-witness reports suggested that flames had risen 20 feet into the air.

The three fire officers suffered burn injuries to the neck, face, arms and hands, and were brought to St James’s Hospital, but were later discharged.

RTÉ reports that the fire broke out shortly after 9:30pm, and that fire engines had to be summoned from the northside of the city to deal with the blaze.

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