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Wednesday, 7 August 2013

Burlington Hotel Dublin, fire, guests evacuated

Burlington Hotel fire

Guests were evacuated and one person was taken to hospital after fire at the Burlington Hotel in Dublin this morning.

The fire broke out in a room on the 6th floor and emergency services were called to the scene at about 5.20am.

Burlington Hotel fire injuries

The person taken to hospital is not understood to have fire-related injuries but injuries related to the evacuation.

Four Dublin Fire Brigade appliances, a turntable ladder and two ambulances attended the scene and have extinguished the fire.

It is understood the room was destroyed in what was a suspected fridge fire.

Burlington Hotel fire witnesses

“I think people are paying very high prices for what were once great hotels, now nothing is being replaced, everything is being cut back, and guests are paying the price”.