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Tuesday 21 March 2023 Dublin: 12°C

# Fire

All time
# 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.
# Belfast
Staff being given 'support and information' after fire completely destroys Belfast Primark store
The area surrounding the building remains cordoned off this evening.
# Scrap Metal
Huge fire at Limerick factory brought under control
Firefighters worked overnight to quench the blaze.
# United Metals
A huge fire is raging at a scrap metal recycling factory in Limerick
Nine fire trucks are at the scene.
# harbin
19 dead and 23 injured in China hotel fire
The hotel’s owner had been detained for questioning by police, the official Xinhua news agency has reported.
# Forest Fire
German firefighters stop spread of huge blaze but warn of ongoing threat
Around 600 people fled their homes in three villages in Brandenburg 50 kilometres southwest of the capital.
# Terenure
Man arrested in relation to fatal Dublin fire released without charge
Gardaí are investigating how the fire started.
# curragha
Firefighters thank quick-acting passers-by for saving man as blaze guts home in Co Meath
A man was rescued from his home by firefighters.
# East Wall
Thieves escape empty-handed after setting off smoke alarm during McDonald's break-in
Smoke from the electric saw used by the two suspects to try to open the safe set off the alarm.
# knocktopher
Elderly man dies following house fire in Co Kilkenny
The fire was discovered at around 7pm at a house in Knocktopher.
# evacuations
11 dead as California is scorched by raging wildfires the size of LA
Some 14,000 firefighters, including reinforcements from as far away as Australia and New Zealand, have arrived to combat the firestorm.
# London
Murder investigation launched after 7-year-old boy dies in fire
“The pain his family must be enduring at this time, is difficult to imagine,” police said.
# Investigation
Man dies in house fire in Cavan
The cause of the fire is not yet known.
# Heatwave
Portugal prepares for fires as temperatures set to soar to 45 degrees
The country is trying to avoid a repeat of last year’s deadly wildfires.
# Meath
'Naked, wanton vandalism': Boardwalk near Battle of the Boyne site damaged in suspected arson attack
Around 400m of the boardwalk was destroyed in a fire last night.
# groom missing
Irish newlyweds separated in Greek fires: 'He'd be the type to ensure Zoe was safe and go back to help others'
Brian O’Callaghan-Westropp married Zoe Holohan last Thursday and they had just gone on their honeymoon.
# curracloe
Gardaí probe Wexford fire after reports that barbecue caused huge beach blaze
People were forced to leave the popular tourist area yesterday.
# under control
Curracloe beach evacuated as firefighters tackle large-scale sand dune blaze
The fire has been brought under control this evening.
# gorse
Residents allowed return to their homes as Bray Head fire under control
The fire broke out in front of a tent on Bray Head.
# darts suspended
Efforts to fight Bray Head gorse fire hampered by drones
Gardaí said that emergency helicopters cannot safely assist in until all drones are out of the air space.
# Lissarda
Nine fire units battling blaze at Cork timber factory
The fire broke out this morning at Lissarda, west of Cork city.
# Slieve Gullion
Irish Air Corps called to help fight wildfire in Armagh
The fire is just two miles from the border.
# Drimoleague
Man dies following house fire in west Cork village
Gardaí and emergency services attended the scene of the blaze in the village of Drimoleague at about 12.45am this morning.
# kildare street
Traffic diversions in place as Dublin Fire Brigade attends scene of fire on city centre roof
Kildare Street is currently closed to traffic.
# hot weather
Air Corps deployed to battle blazes in six different counties
The Air Corps has responded to requests in Dublin, Wicklow, Limerick, Cork, Tipperary and Offaly.
# Fire
Firefighters in England tackle 'aggressive' moorland wildfire after two blazes merge
Crews from Manchester and the surrounding county of Lancashire are tackling a “rapidly developing, aggressive fire”.
# Fire Safety
Rare Condition Red forest fire warning issued as highs of 30 degrees forecast tomorrow
Temperatures are due to range between 24 to 30 degrees tomorrow, according to Met Éireann.
# California
77-year-old accused of setting blaze at retirement home to lure firefighters who he then shot
Pensioner Thomas Kim was arrested soon after shooting two firefighters, one of whom has died, at his California retirement home.