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Thursday 30 November 2023 Dublin: 3°C

# Fire

This week
26th November 2023 - 30th November 2023
Gardaí investigating after seat on a Dublin bus catches fire last night
Flames and smoke were seen inside the upper deck of the parked vehicle.
Last month
October 2023
ArcelorMittal transfers ownership of Kazakh mine to state after 32 workers die in fire
Over a dozen people are still missing inside the mine.
Stardust patron tells inquest what she saw on night of fatal blaze was like 'looking into hell'
Christine Carr told the jury that she saw “a wall of fire” in the club.
Debunked: A double-decker bus which caught fire in Bradford was not an electric vehicle
A misleading post in a Facebook group that alerts the locations of speed vans in the Dublin area was viewed more than 5 million times.
Fire engines released from scene as car park fire brought under control in Dublin City
It is understood a tram that was close to the incident had to be evacuated.
Luton Airport reopens after fire rips through car park, causing it to collapse
Ryanair has advised passengers of possible delays or cancellations on flights to and from the airport.
Two people being treated in hospital following fire on boat in Co Clare
Emergency services were alerted at around 8.20pm last night.
Court opens manslaughter probe into Spanish nightclub fire that killed 13 people
The blaze broke out in a building housing the Teatre and Fonda Milagros discos on the outskirts of Murcia.
Lightning strike hits UK food waste recycling plant, creating a huge 'fireball'
A digester tank was struck by the lightning at around 7.20pm, causing the gases within the tank to ignite.
September 2023
Two people taken to hospital after fire breaks out in Clare
The area around the scene has been cordoned off and traffic is being diverted.
Former Stardust doorman says attempts were made to 'scapegoat' him for doors being locked
Michael Kavanagh also told the inquests today that the practice of locking doors was a “horrible policy”.
56 people killed during apartment fire in Vietnam
Eye-witnesses reported screams from inside the building during Vietnam’s deadliest fire in 20 years.
One person dies after fire breaks out on Dublin city centre street
Fire services evacuated people from the building this afternoon.
Two Gardaí hospitalised after Clondalkin house fire
A woman in her 50s was also taken to hospital.
Doorman admitted front door of Stardust was locked and key removed on night of fatal fire
The inquest into the 1981 fire at the Stardust complex in Artane resumed today following a summer break.
August 2023
Twelve children among 74 people killed in Johannesburg building fire
An additional 52 people were injured in what is on track to become one of the deadliest fires worldwide in recent years.
Dublin Fire Brigade at scene of industrial unit fire in Tallaght
Local residents have been advised to close their windows and doors.
Hawaii wildfire death toll reaches 55 with more fatalities expected
‘We’ve lost everything but so has everybody else,’ said one Irishman living in Maui.
Safety standards ‘not met’ at French holiday home where 11 died in a fire yesterday
Prosecutors say a mandatory safety inspection had not been carried out.
Up to 100 people left homeless after fire at Navan apartment building
A spokesperson for Minister for Housing Darragh O’Brien said that his thoughts were with the impacted residents.
11 people dead after fire at holiday home in eastern France
The holiday lodging was being used by a group of adults with learning disabilities.
Gardaí investigating fire at Navan apartment block that left buildings 'uninhabitable'
It’s understood that dozens residents of the effected buildings are unable to return to their homes.
July 2023
Tenants say no alarms were heard during fire where floors 'filled with smoke' in Dublin
A report by
Muiris O'Cearbhaill
Tenants in Ballymun said as they reached the second floor, they were “blindfolded in a smokey room”.
Police say that arson attack could have had 'catastrophic' consequences
Detectives in Newry are appealing for witnesses and information after the arson attack.
Arson attack at building earmarked to house Ukrainian refugees condemned as 'attack on community'
The former Gaelscoil Uí Ríordáin building in Ballincollig was criminally damaged by fire in the early hours of the morning.
One person dies in ship fire off Netherlands that could ‘burn for days’
Rescue personnel received a call shortly after midnight (10pm Irish time) saying a fire had started on the Fremantle Highway.
Diversions in place after bus catches fire on M50
Four fire engines from Dun Laoghaire, Rathfarnham and Donnybrook attended the scene of the blaze.
Wexford General Hospital's emergency department reopens nearly five months after fire
It is expected to take three to four weeks before full bed capacity is returned to the hospital.
Emergency services respond to car fire in underground car park of Ballymun hotel
Gardaí confirmed that the fire took place at approximately 1.30pm this afternoon.
Fire fighters 'identifying hotspots' of industrial unit fire on Dublin's Kylemore Road
The scene is currently preserved for a technical examination.
Michelin-star Dublin restaurant hit by fire at new premises
Gardaí confirmed that there were no injuries reported.
Investigation launched after cars damaged in arson attack in Co Wexford
The incident happened at around 11.20pm last night in the New Ross area.
Gardaí investigating following blaze in historic Limerick building
The fire took place at the Sailors’ Home on O’Curry Street.
This year
Three British tourists missing after boat fire in Egypt
Twelve other tourists are said to have been rescued from the vessel.
Defence Forces available 'at all times' to respond to wildfires as warning issued
The Department of Agriculture issued an orange level forest fire warning due to continued high-pressure dominated weather patterns.
First witnesses give evidence on Stardust fire as inquests enter new phase
More than 300 people are expected to give evidence to the inquests.
Man pleads guilty to murder of three members of the same family in fire in Co Fermanagh
Denise Gossett and her children Roman, Sabrina and Morgana were killed in a fire at their home in 2018.
Man arrested following 'suspicious' fire at derelict building in Belfast city centre
The fire broke out in the early hours of this morning.
National Parks and Wildlife Service urges against barbecues and fires in public places
The appeal comes after a nature reserve in Wexford saw three separate fires in 24 hours.
Fire crews return to Co Wexford nature reserve after blaze that burned through two acres of forest
Fire crews were called twice to attend blazes in the forest last night.