second-half of article 2,000 people were taken to hospital for treatment in the city, with four people in a critical condition, including one who was in a coma.
The other two people were released after treatment.
Police and ambulance services were on scene for a second time as the emergency services were called to an apartment in the town.
In the immediate aftermath of the disaster, some locals reported a large number of people walking in the streets in groups, with some residents being forced to stand on rooftops and walk along side the traffic.
The town was put on lockdown, with all the residents being asked to evacuate.
Some people in the area had gathered at the scene and were gathering firewood, with a number of vehicles on fire.
The Irish Independent understands the fire is in a vacant property in the suburb of Clontarf.
It is understood a number will have been affected by the incident.
In a statement to the Irish Independent, a spokeswoman for the Irish Fire and Rescue Service said: “Our emergency services are dealing with a fire in a home in the Clontarfer area of Dublin city centre and we are treating it as a fire.”
We are asking that anyone who may have witnessed the fire to come forward and contact us.
We have received an emergency call from a person living in a second-floor apartment in Clontarbagh in relation to a fire, and we would urge them to call us.
“Anyone who witnessed the incident should call us on 1800 666111 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”
A local councillor, who asked not to be named, told the Irish Times that a number were in a “state of shock”.
“They are not really in a position to talk.
They don’t want to talk to us, they don’t know what happened and they are scared,” he said.”
They need to be supported and they need to get out of the area.”