Balbriggan, County Dublin last Sunday
Further to the house fire in Balbriggan, County Dublin blamed by some as a racially-motivated, gang-related arson attack..
Jakub Zarkowsk on Gofundme writes:
My very close friend Dare lost his house on August the 9 to a fire. The news and media is making it out to be some sort of gang related incident. Honestly it has nothing to do with that. This was a complete accident.
Thankfully his mother and sister weren’t home, his step dad and little brother were in the house at the time but made it out safely. Thank god there all safe but they left behind everything in that house. Any help (at link below) would be greatly appreciated thank you.
€5,030 to date.
A New Home (GoFundMe)
Monday: Putting Out The Fire
At midnight, four fire engines and an emergency ambulance were called to a house fire after reports of a SUV crashing into the building. No one was injured and firefighters prevented the fire from spreading to adjoining properties.
Name that jammer, anyone?
Balbriggan, County Dublin.
UPDATE: It’s not Culmore, it’s on the other side of the Foyle.
Huge fire at Derry’s Foyle Port declared major incident (Belfast Telegraph)
In Killarney, Co Kerry.
Hall of Images Photography tweetz:
“Out for star trails last night but plagued by an overly bright moon! The fire in Killarney National Park can clearly be seen and was burning for hours!”
Meanwhile, last night…
Kildare Street, Dublin 2.
Members of the Dublin Fire Brigade attend a call out to Leinster House.
Snickering Shinner with box of Maguire & Paterson ‘Safety Matches’ (out of picture).
More as we get it.
Dublin Fire Brigade tweetz:
We’ve made good progress at the industrial fire in Swords and will be scaling back the response. Units will stay on scene damping down. Smoke was visible over a wide area in clear skies.
Lovely fire engine emojis, in fairness.
At Scoil Chaitriona Cailini on Mask Avenue off the Malahide Road in Coolock, Dublin 5.
Dublin Fire Brigade crews are tending to a substantial fire at a primary school in Coolock in Dublin.
A local resident reported seeing smoke at Scoil Chaitríona Cailíní, which is located off the Malahide Road near Mask Avenue, around 6.10am.
The fire is reported to be substantial and six fire tenders are at the scene, including a specialist unit.
One local resident has been taken to hospital as a precaution as a result of smoke inhalation.
Fire crews battling blaze at Dublin school (RTE)
Pics via Brian Fairbrother and Dublin Fire Brigade
The Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro (above) calls out French President Emmanuel Macron (top) for using a stock picture of a rainforest fire taken before 2003. Mr Bolsonora has accused environmental groups of setting the fires in the Amazon.
Amazon fires turn political as Brazil’s president calls out France’s Macron (Fox)
The Amazon in Brazil is on fire – how bad is it? (BBC)
A protest over the fires is taking place at the embassy of Brazil at the Harcourt Centre on Charlotte Way, Dublin 2.
Pics: Cllr Darragh Butler and Martin J Gilbert