- 28 Jun 21
When a fire broke out in the beloved Dublin venue today, it was all hands to the pump. The good news is that the fire is now under control, and there were no reported injuries.
A fire broke out this morning at the renowned Dublin venue, Vicar Street. Dublin Fire Brigade started to receive reports just before noon today (June 28). Emergency services raced to the Dublin 8 venue to battle the blaze.
People had been sharing photos and videos on Twitter of smoke rising from that part of the Liberties, just south of the River Liffey, since this morning.
Gardai evacuated the area, closing off Thomas Street, and putting local diversions in place. The fire is now said to be under control, and crews are attempting to damp down any hotspots. The immediate word is that firefighters were able to successfully prevent any significant spreading of the fire.
Saw the smoke from my bedroom window this morning, had no idea it was our beloved Vicar Street. Praying the damage is minimal ❣️ https://t.co/Q4ebOArDto
— Soda Blonde (@sodablonde) June 28, 2021
Four crews were dispatched to the scene. As of an hour ago, firefighters had already left the scene and the Gardai had reopened the road.
— Dublin Fire Brigade (@DubFireBrigade) June 28, 2021
“The fire on Thomas Street is under control and crews are turning-over and damping down any hotspots,” Dublin Fire Brigade tweeted, adding “Firefighters prevented any significant spread of the fire.”
Thomas Street has since reopened, firefighters have left the scene and the “building has been handed back to its operators”.
A garda spokesperson said, “There have been no reports of any injuries at this time.”
— . . . . . . (@AlisonGildedALM) June 28, 2021