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Blaze shock Large fire damages community centre on Donore Avenue in south Dublin

'Around 30 firefighters attended the fire at the community centre on Donore Avenue at around 9pm last night,' the service tweeted

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The scene of the blaze on Donore Avenue. Picture: Dublin Fire Brigade

The scene of the blaze on Donore Avenue. Picture: Dublin Fire Brigade

The scene of the blaze on Donore Avenue. Picture: Dublin Fire Brigade

A community centre in Dublin was damaged by fire on Tuesday evening.

Videos on social media showed flames coming out of a local community centre with surrounding streets closed to the public.

A local grocery and coffee shop posted the footage on Twitter last night, stating: “Fire at the community centre on Donore Avenue in Dublin 8.

“It’s about the only community resource available to people in the area. #dublin8.”

Grdaí and fire fighters attended the scene and the "large blaze" was brought under control.

Firefighters remained on the scene to ensure the fire was fully extinguished.

“Around 30 firefighters attended the fire at the community centre on Donore Avenue at around 9pm last night,” the service tweeted.

“Four pumps and a turntable ladder were on scene. The fire was under control by 10pm, but crews remained damping down and turning over until about 3am.”

Videos on social media appeared to show flames coming out of a local community centre with surrounding streets closed to the public.

Fire Brigade crews were also dispatched to several other blazes around the city.

On Howth Head four pumps attended the scene of a gorse fire on the peninsula while other fires were also being fought at St Anne’s Park in Raheny and in the Kilbarrack area.

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Although much of the smoke appeared to be blowing out to sea, it was also spreading inland, and the fire brigade urged anyone downwind of the fire to close their windows and doors.

“If you feel you or your property are in danger, please make contact through 112/999,” the fire service said.

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