Blaze destroys five floors of Metro Hotel in Dublin

22 March 2018 by
Blaze destroys five floors of Metro Hotel in Dublin

A fire has destroyed at least five floors of the Metro Hotel, close to Dublin airport.

More than 60 firefighters tackled the blaze through the night and remain at the scene damping down.

It is understood that about 150 guests staying at the premises have been accounted for and transferred to the nearby Carlton hotel. Dublin Fire Brigade said there had been no reports of injuries.

According to Irish broadcaster RTÉ the blaze started in a private residence above the hotel.

UPDATE: 8 fire engines, 2 aerial appliances, emergency tender, foam tender, command units and senior officers at scene. Firefighters using breathing apparatus inside hotel to search & extinguish

— Dublin Fire Brigade (@DubFireBrigade)

An investigation into the cause of the blaze is expected to begin today.

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