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Set of apartments seriously damaged following fire

NewsBy Shuki Byrne
Emergency services are the scene of the fire last night (Credit: Rob Kennedy-Cochrane)
Emergency services are the scene of the fire last night (Credit: Rob Kennedy-Cochrane)

A set of apartments in the capital have been seriously damaged following an overnight blaze.

A fire broke out at a derelict site on Benburb Street on the northside of Dublin city. 

Three units of the fire brigade attended the scene after the alarm was raised before midnight.

The blaze, the origin of which is unknown, resulted in the Red Luas Line being blocked for a period of time. 

The Red Line has reopened since and is in full operation this morning.

There are no reports of anybody injured in the blaze.

However, a number of apartments located nearby are believed to have been seriously damaged. 

The extent of the damage is unclear. An investigation has been launched.