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Hundreds of homes without power in Dublin after fire at ESB box

Emergency services at the scene in west Dublin
Emergency services at the scene in west Dublin

Almost 400 homes in Dublin are without power due to a fire at an ESB box.

Some 382 homes in the Ballyfermot area have no electricity due to a fire at an ESB box on the Blackditch Road.

The power cut out at 18.35 on Wednesday evening.

Dublin Fire Brigade were on the scene and two pumps were in attendance at the fire. 

They remained at the scene for over two hours. 

A spokesperson for the ESB said they apologise to customers for the inconvenience, and confirmed that power will remain off overnight.

They hope to have an update in the morning, a spokesperson said. 

Live updates can be found on the ESB's Power Check site.