Firefighters tackle 500°C fire in West Dublin on Monday night

by Rachel Darcy

Firefighters in West Dublin tackled a raging fire in an apartment complex on Monday night, with the car on fire reaching temperatures of almost 500°C.

The blaze, which occurred in the basement car park of Exchange Hall apartment complex in Tallaght, started when a car went on fire in the car park.

Reporting on the fire on Twitter, Dublin Fire Brigade said no injuries were reported at the incident due to a ‘prompt evacuation’ of the building on January 4.

Three fire engines reported to the scene, and a heat check at the scene showed that the car ablaze was recorded at almost 500°C.

The public praised the fire brigade for their prompt work in tackling the fire, and ensuring all those in the complex remained safe.

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