Fire destroys warehouse in Dublin docks containing thousands of Raleigh bicycles.
Nobody was hurt in the fire at a warehouse on Hanover Quay in Dublin. The 230 staff escaped the building before it was engulfed in flames. The fire started in the basement at noon and rapidly spread from a small storeroom throughout the building. Burning rubber and plastic released toxic fumes. It is now feared that some of the employees will be out of work for some time.
It took six sections of Dublin Fire Brigade about three hours to bring the blaze under control.
Raleigh are still assessing what caused the blaze and the level of damage.
An RTÉ News report broadcast on 29 July 1977.