Property lies abandoned  below in the apartments
                                   .................................     Dublin  Metro hotel.       Fire on the Northside of the city.   .........................

                                                            The fire broke out at approx. 8 30 pm on Wednesday   21 / 0 / 3 / 2018.
                                       The Metro hotel located on Santry avenue and  junction of Ballymun road was extensively damaged.
Up to 60 firefighters and 12 appliances including hydraulic ladders raced to the scene .  The fire started on the 13 floor of the high rise which comprises 15 floors. The hotel was built in 2006 and regularly accommodates guests  arriving in Dublin from the nearby Dublin airport. 
There are 4 lower floors belonging to the hotel  and the remainder split into apartments  It is believed that up to 200 persons were safely evacuated with no injuries reported and no lives lost . No fire service personnel were injured despite the fact that crews continually changed shift to replenish their breathing apparatus and enter again to bring this huge fire under control. It has also being said that the containment system within the hotel prevented the fire from spreading upwards to the top floors.  Social media was filled with photos and videos of the fire as people took advantage of modern technology by using their phones to share online. Dublin fire brigade and the GardaĆ­ did tremendous work to evacuate and bring this blaze under control.  A big thank you must go to them for their bravery and expertise in saving this building from being totally destroyed . A full investigation will be carried out to find  the cause of this fire the largest in Dublin this year .

     Photos .......pattispictures

  Video Courtesy of JamieJayCar .Videos.

                                                                                                Total Devastation

                                                                                                  GardaĆ­  on the scene

                                                                                              Fire above and below

                                                                                                      Dublin fire brigade crew

                                                                                      The Metro Hotel.   Dublin Airport.

                                                                                        Equipment used in emergencies

                                                                                     Dublin fire brigade  serving the city
  .                                                                                             Delta Three Five  ........  Emergency vehicle
                                                                     Dublin fire brigade  crews battled to contain the fire


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