Gardaí say there's nothing to suggest anything suspicious caused a fire at an apartment complex in Blanchardstown. Forensic investigators are examining the scene at Verdemont apartments beside the shopping centre.
Up to 60 apartments had to be evacuated when the blaze which took hold shortly after 5 o'clock yesterday evening
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Thankfully no one was injured in the fire however 32 of the homes have been rendered unlivable leaving up to 100 residents homeless.
They have been housed by Fingal County Council and Dublin Civil Defence's Cabra unit, where they will be able to stay for the next few nights.
Labour TD for Dublin West Joan Burton says she wants a detailed enquiry into how the fire spread so quickly and destroyed and damaged so many apartments and homes.
She also wants a review fire safety standards. It's believed the fire could have been started by a barbecue.
The ground floor were damaged by water as firefighters battled to bring the blaze under control and Dublin Fire Brigade says the rooves of the two blocks have caved in.
Six units of the fire brigade, two turntable ladders and a water tanker were used to tackle the fire, and a drone was also deployed.