Dublin Fire Brigade extinguise large blaze close to Dublin Airport

Date Published : August 14th, 2015    Published By : admin

Several units of Dublin Fire Brigade worked through the night and early this morning to extinguish a large blaze which started yesterday evening close to Dublin Airport. The fire took hold at a hay barn on the Clonshaugh road, Cloghran, Dublin at around 6.30pm.

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Three fire tenders from Swords, Finglas and North Strand fire stations were mobilised by the fire brigade’s Eastern Regional Control Centre in Townsend Street while one Water Tanker, a Foam Tender and a District officer were also mobilised to the scene.

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Dublin Airport Police attended the scene as the fire sent large plumes of thick smoke into the sky and directly into the flight path of Dublin airport.

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Firefighters were still at the scene a number of hours later and as they went into the night, additional fire crews from Tara Street (HQ) and Phibsboro stations attended.

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Dublin Fire Brigade’s Foam & Environmental unit, ground monitors and additional specialist equipment and machinery were also requested to assist tackling the fire. A Ground Monitor is used to place large volumes of water onto a fire and in dangerous areas.

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The fire was extinguished eleven hours after the initial 999 call. There was no immediate threat to incoming or outgoing flights to Dublin Airport and no livestock were injured during the blaze.

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