Mystery blaze in Carrickmines leaves dozens of families without electricity or water
Dozens of families were without electricity and water last night after a fire suspected to have been caused by youths affected supply going to a block of apartments.
Four units of the Dublin fire brigade had to be dispatched to a fire at a disused building in South Dublin.
Thick black smoke was seen billowing from an underground carpark in Carrickmines shortly after 2.30pm yesterday. Four units of the Dublin Fire Brigade were required to bring the blaze under control.
Local residents of Carrickmines Green on the Glenamuck road were forced to scramble for their cars as the fire threatened to spread from the car park of adjacent apartments.
Mark Johnson, who witnessed the blaze from the nearby carpark of Power City said: "I saw a load of smoke billowing out of the apartment blocks and a big queue of people in cars trying to get their cars and families to safety.
"There were people crying holding their kids."
Kevin Kane, from Bray, saw the fire take hold while he was working in Power City.
"I just saw loads of smoke.
"There were no reports of any injuries and the fire is thought to have been caused by local youths," he said.