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Monday 30 January 2023 Dublin: 6°C

# Fire

All time
'Fires at Direct Provision hotels should prompt discussion about far-right minority, otherwise the racists win'
There are clear victims here – the men, women and children who were forced to flee their homes, Dr Fiona O’Reilly writes.
# Rooskey
'This should be treated as a hate crime': Concern expressed after fire at hotel earmarked as Direct Provision centre
The cause of the fire is not yet known, and an investigation has been launched by gardaí.
# Rooskey
Fire breaks out at hotel to be used as Direct Provision centre on Leitrim-Roscommon border
The fire broke out shortly before 8pm.
# bajura district
Nepali woman and her two children die in outlawed 'menstruation hut'
The ancient shunning practice known as “chhaupadi” was outlawed in 2005.
# escape room
Victims of Poland escape room fire to be buried together
Players in escape room games are locked inside a room or building and must solve puzzles to unlock the door.
# Investigation
Polish officials shut down 13 escape rooms over safety flaws after 5 teenage girls die in fire
Firefighters found the victims’ bodies after they extinguished a fire next to the locked room.
# Koszalin
Five teenage girls die and one man injured after fire breaks out in Polish escape room
The man with severe burns was taken to an intensive care unit.
Serious fire in Bray brought under control, diversions remain in place
The fire broke out overnight on the Main Street of Bray.
# benburb street
Man dies after New Year's Day apartment fire in Dublin
Residents of the apartment complex off Benburb Street alerted fire crews just before 9pm and the fire was quickly extinguished.
# Rathgar
Man in his 80s dies from injuries sustained in Christmas Eve hospital fire
The fire was contained to one room and several other patients are now being treated for injuries.
# langtons
Fire services extinguish Christmas morning blaze at Kilkenny hotel
The alarm was raised at around 9am this morning.
# Investigation
Three patients taken to hospital after fire on a ward at St Luke's Hospital in Dublin
One patient is being treated for burn injuries and two with smoke inhalation.
# KBC Bank
Gardaí investigating fire at KBC building in Dublin city centre
The alarm was raised last night and a fire was extinguished in the lobby.
The Irish For: The word deatach, meaning smoke, also refers to the family huddled together around the fire
As one of the first human inventions fire is often used as a metaphor for human civilisation and its downsides, writes Darach Ó Séaghdha.
# Queens
Huge backdraft filmed by onlookers as New York Irish bar destroyed by fire
Twelve people were injured in the fire.
# Inquest
Devastating fire that killed pregnant woman and three children was caused by tea light
Verdicts of accidental death were returned at Dublin Coroner’s Court today.
# Dublin
Man arrested after camper van fire on Howth pier
Another vehicle beside the camper van also caught fire.
# seabank house
'There was a lot of damage': Five fire units battle blaze at landmark East Wall pub
The fire has now been extinguished.
# direct provision
Justice Minister condemns arson attack at Donegal hotel being prepared for asylum seekers
Gardaí are appealing for witnesses in their investigation into “all circumstances” around what could have caused the fire.
# Fraud
Man jailed for six years after falsely claiming over £100,000 in benefits for Grenfell Tower victims
Sharife Elouahabi claimed a total of £103,475.60 in accommodation and financial benefits.
# smoggy
California air quality worse than polluted South Asian cities as wildfire death toll hits 63
US president Donald Trump is set to visit the tinder-dry state tomorrow.
# Milltown
Man seriously injured in Dublin house fire
Five Dublin Fire Brigade units tackled the blaze in Milltown.
# Bottom of the Hill
Firefighters battle blaze overnight in Finglas
The fire is thought to have started in an office over a pub.
# London
Six men arrested after 'vile' video shows Grenfell Tower effigy being burned at bonfire
People can be heard laughing in the video and saying “jump out the window” and “help me, help me”.
# Halloween
Dublin Fire Brigade is dealing with a huge amount of fires spread out across the city tonight
Halloween is one of the busiest days of the year for the force.
# Careful Now
Everything you need to know to keep yourself, your kids and your pets safe this Halloween
Emergency services do not want to see a repeat of Halloween-related injuries they have seen in previous years.
# be safe stay safe
Dublin firefighters stage explosive demonstration to warn kids of dangers of fireworks
A group of schoolchildren were shown the devastating injuries that can be caused by fireworks.
# Patrickswell
Locals express disgust after fire at 'iconic' former parochial house in Limerick
A garda source said the fire was being treated as “suspicious”.
# irving oil
Explosion and fire rip through Canada's largest oil refinery
Four people received hospital treatment for minor injuries.
# Promotions
Review of Dublin Fire Brigade promotion exam found marking errors in 20% of papers
Last year a firefighter made a protected disclosure about the exams, claiming some candidates had been given the questions beforehand.
# tinder box
Dry land still poses serious risk 'despite lifting of hosepipe ban' firefighters warn
Rathfarnham fire fighters tackle gorse blaze near the Hellfire Club
# Co Westmeath
Extensive fire damage to houses in Mullingar estate
Gardaí said that there were no serious injuries.
# joel urhie
'Joel was like the sunshine after rain': Tributes paid to 7-year-old London boy killed in arson fire
Joel Urhie died as a result of a deliberate arson attack on his home on 7 August.
# Blaze
Fire rages at city building formerly owned by the Limerick Leader newspaper
The building is located a few yards from the offices of the local newspaper.
# Belfast
Primark says staff from store destroyed by fire will be paid until end of year
The company plans to allocate workers to other stores.
# Belfast
Primark says staff from store destroyed by fire will be paid next week
The news comes after management met with hundreds of staff from the store.
# Dublin
Motorists warned to be cautious of smoke as car goes on fire on Dublin's N7
The fire has caused traffic delays, according to AA Roadwatch.
# incalcuable
'This is a tragic day for Brazil': Fire tears through historic museum in Rio
The fire “spread very quickly”, officials said.
# Bangor
Man (36) released on bail following arrest in connection to bus destroyed by fire damage
The PSNI received a report at around 5.10am this morning of a bus on fire at a bus and rail station in Bangor.
# London
Council worker charged with taking money intended for Grenfell Tower victims
The woman obtained money intended for those affected by the fire while being neither a survivor nor a bereaved family member.