Firefighters hit with rocks and fireworks on Halloween with over 180 emergency incidents reported in Dublin
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Firefighters hit with rocks and fireworks on Halloween with over 180 emergency incidents reported in Dublin

FIREFIGHTS WERE pelted with rocks and fireworks during a night in which they had to contend with burning cars and out-of-control bonfires.

Dublin Fire Brigade was called out to around 180 emergency incidents over the course of the night marred by anti-social behaviour in and around the city centre.

Several bins were set alight around a flat complex with firefighters targeted by fireworks and rocks as they tackled the fire.

Elsewhere two cars in a Fortunestown housing estate were also torched.

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The job of tackling the blaze was made that bit more complicated by the fact a lamp post had been knocked down, blocking the entrance to the estate where the fire had taken hold.

They then came under attack while attempting to put the fires out.

It was one of several worrying episodes that took place across the capital and beyond.

Firefighters from Dolphin's Barn Station were called out to deal with a bonfire which was being used as a barricade across a road in Drimnagh.

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Two derelict houses in Cherry Orchard and Tallaght were also set alright while crews had to deal with a fire at a portacabin in Malahide.

One of the more concerning incidents saw a car deliberately driven into a bonfire in Coolock while in another incident, a van was set on fire in the driveway of a home in west Dublin.

Firefighters noted that, in this particular instance, the fire could have easily spread to nearby homes.

Dublin Fire Brigade published a detailed map revealing it had been called to around 180 emergency incidents over the course of Halloween.

Elsewhere, firefighters worked through the night in Kildare at a site where trucks and containers were alight.

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The majority of were for bonfires, but the anti-social incidents listed remain a cause for concern.