Fire brigade tackles blaze at hotel in north Dublin

A blaze at the Metro Hotel in north Dublin

A blaze at the Metro Hotel in north Dublin

Dublin Fire Brigade is tackling a serious fire in a hotel in Ballymun.

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"Dublin Fire Brigade are on the scene, and it looks like the whole hotel is going up at the moment".

Dublin Fire Brigade are on the scene with eight crews while police and paramedics have coordinated a rescue effort.

Advanced paramedics are also at the scene.

The building in question is the Metro Hotel at Santry Cross.

The hotel guests have been relocated to the nearby Carlton Hotel for the evening.

The hotel was previously used to help accommodate homeless families in need of emergency accommodation.

The hotel was used as temporary, homeless accommodation in recent years, but there are no families living there now.

An inferno is seen ripping through the top floors of the building.

Cops said: "Diversions in place at Santry Cross, Ballymun Road due to an incident".

It's understood that the building had been evacuated, however this has yet to be confirmed by the emergency services.

"I am concerned about one of the floors in that it still seems to be spreading".

A spokesman for Dublin Fire Brigade said the fire was quickly brought under control and there were no reports of any injuries.

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The Fine Gael representative said: "I hope that everybody is safe but can not be certain for the moment".

The Inner City Helping Homeless has confirmed no homeless families are now accommodated in the hotel.