Docklands blaze flares again

Fire crews were today battling a blaze at warehouses in Dublin’s docklands which has been smouldering since Monday.

Fire crews were today battling a blaze at warehouses in Dublin’s docklands which has been smouldering since Monday.

The fire at the R&H Hall storage depot on Alexandra Road flared up again last night.

The site contains two giant silos of animal feed ingredients.

Eight units from Dublin Fire Brigade were called to the scene overnight and a number remained on stand-by today.

Gardai forensic detectives are still waiting to establish the cause of the blaze but will only try to do so when the site is declared safe.

A fire at an R&H Hall mill and grain store on Kennedy Quay in Cork City in mid-September is being treated as suspicious.

The Dublin blaze broke out at 8.50pm on Monday night.

Up to 14 fire tenders from city stations at North Strand, Tara Street and Phibsboro rushed to scene.

The intense heat of the blaze melted steel girders, causing sections of a roof to collapse, and sent thick clouds of black smoke across the River Liffey to Poolbeg and Irishtown.

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