Blaze rips through upper floors of hotel

High rise Metro Hotel building in Dublin city evacuated after multi story blaze breaks out as fire units fight to contain it

Major fire breaks out in Ballymun

More than 60 firefighters were tackling a blaze in the upper floors of a hotel tower block near Dublin airport last night, forcing a full evacuation.

Eight fire engines from Dublin Fire Brigade are now tackling the flames at the Metro Hotel in Ballymun.

The building was evacuated and no injuries were reported at the time of writing.

It is understood the building has hotel rooms and private rental apartments. "Fire services are now dealing with a building on fire, Gardaí are at scene".

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Officials have confirmed there were no homeless families staying here at the moment.

He said he understood no homeless families were now housed in the building. It appears to have started on the top two floors but has spread downwards and upwards'.

A number of apartments on both floors were destroyed, according to the fire brigade, while those in between suffered varying degrees of smoke and water damage.

The fire brigade deployed eight fire engines and up to a dozen other units.

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'The windows exploded about 20 minutes ago, obviously from the heat.

'I can see the fire crews dragging the hoses through the building.

Dublin city councillor Paul McAuliffe said debris is falling from the burning building.

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