A firefighting drill in Dublin city centre has been postponed, with the city’s fire brigade saying it had been unable to establish the cause of the blaze.
The fire brigade said it had had to postpone the exercise because of weather conditions.
The Irish Times is reporting that the fire brigade had been due to arrive at the site on Thursday morning, and the drill would have included a full-on firefighting effort to quell the blaze in the West End area of the city.
Fire crews from across Dublin battled the blaze, which raged for several hours on Friday.
A number of homes and businesses were damaged, and there were reports of a number of people injured.
The blaze is the latest in a series of high-profile incidents to hit the city in recent weeks.