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Thursday 14 December 2017

Firefighters caught in gas blast drama at blazing building

Six firefighters had a lucky escape when a gas cylinder exploded in a burning building in Dublin city centre just as they were preparing to enter the premises.

The fire broke out on the top floor of a three-storey building on Lower Camden Street just after 10.30am.

Four fire tenders, an ambulance, an emergency tender with cutting and specialist equipment and senior fire officers rushed to the scene.

As a team was preparing to enter the building, the cylinder exploded.

No one was injured in the fire -- but extensive traffic diversions were put in place for several hours as the fire crews brought the blaze under control.

It is not known what caused the fire.

csheehy@herald.ie

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