Firefighters tackling huge blaze at Dublin apartment block

DFB at the scene in Blanchardstown this evening
DFB at the scene in Blanchardstown this evening

A number of Dublin Fire Brigade units are currently fighting a large domestic fire in Blanchardstown.

Dublin Fire Brigade are at the scene of the incident at the Verdemont apartments on the Snugborough Road in Blanchardstown.

DFB tweeted photos showing flames and plumes of black smoke coming from the property, as well as a video of fire crews attempting to quench the blaze.

Motorists have been advised that diversions are in place.

A garda spokesman said in a statement: "Gardai and other emergency services are currently at the scene of a major fire at the Verdemont apartment block, off the Snugborough road in Blanchardstown, Dublin 15.

"A number of significant traffic diversions are in place."

No injuries have yet been reported from the fire.