Dublin Fire Brigade share photos of the devastation in Ballymun's Metro Hotel

Dublin Fire Brigade share photos of the devastation in Ballymun's Metro Hotel

A fire broke out in the upper levels of the 15-storey Metro hotel in Dublin's Northside on Wednesday evening, March 21.

A massive fire is ripping through a hotel in Dublin and while everyone is believed to be evacuated, it's unclear is anyone is injured.

Dublin Fire Brigade said eight fire engines, specialist fire-fighting equipment and paramedics were at the scene.

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There are up to 20 units battling the fire and nearby roads have been closed.

The fire has spread across at least five floors at the top of the complex, with the ninth and twelfth floors visibly the worst affected.

Anthony Flynn, CEO of Inner City Housing Homeless, told The Journal that he was in contact with Dublin City Council.

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

He added: "The situation is that the top seven floors of the hotel are now on fire".

It is understood the building has hotel rooms and private rental apartments.

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