— Niall Donnelly (@Beaks66) November 4, 2013
Platforms 6 & 7 in Connolly Station closed due to a fire in the building opposite. All DART & Commuters going through Platform 5.
— Ian (@Ian_Reynolds95) November 4, 2013
Thanks Hannah Bates
An apocalyptic cycle through Bohernabreena, Co Dublin.
Liam Phelan writes:
Took this on my helmet camera during a spin this evening.
Youtuber João Guimarães captures the amazing skills of a firefighting chopper pilot as he makes the first two of 25 refills at a neighbour’s swimming pool in Portugal, a legal last resort in wildfire situations. João sez:
…he was returning to the airfield from another bushfire when he saw the initial smoke column. He took the initiative to land and start the attack on his own since the fire was so close to houses. He made about 25 refills at the swimming pool, and this bucket carries about 600 liters, if I remember correctly. The swimming pool level lowered not even 40 cm after the mission. The helicopter left when the first firetruck arrived, the fire having already been extinguished.
Another angle here.
In a wondrous clusterf**k of happenings that all took place within about 30 minutes at the junction of Leeson Street Upper and Sussex Road in Dublin 4, on the way to the old Burlington Hotel earlier this evening, we witnessed, first of all, an impressive firework like display of massive electrical fail on some overhead electrical wires followed almost immediately by the apparent collapse of Séamus Heaney outside an affected restaurant nearby, which ultimately resulted in a car crash involving “rubberneckers.” Sadly, only the electrical fire was committed to video.
UNCANNY UPDATE: IrPsyche writes:
A live electricity cable went rogue outside O’Brien’s Pub on Sussex Terrace, creating a massive firework display. (Unfortunately, I only caught the tail end of it on camera).