Wednesday 26 April 2017

One person injured in fire at apartment building in north Dublin

Dublin Fire Brigade tend to a fire at an apartment at Domville Woods in Santry. Picture: Arthur Carron
Dublin Fire Brigade tend to a fire at an apartment at Domville Woods in Santry. Picture: Arthur Carron
Allison Bray

Allison Bray

A woman had a lucky escape after jumping from a second floor window following a fire in an apartment complex in north Dublin last night.

The fire broke out on the top floor of the building located off Santry Avenue around 9pm.

A neighbour said the woman, who was aged in her 50s, was forced to jump from the balcony as smoke issued from the building.

It is understood that the woman was injured during the fall when she missed the mattress which had been put in place in an attempt to break her fall.

She was taken by ambulance to Beaumont Hospital were her injuries where not thought to be life threatening.

“She was standing up so it looked like she was ok,” a wit­ness told the Herald.

The fire was confined to the woman’s apartment in the Domville Woods complex.

Emergency services arrived on the scene and gardai evacu­ated the entire complex which includes around 75 apartments.

Three pumper trucks from Finglas, Blanchardstown and the North Strand attended the scene and were able to extin­guish the fire within an hour.

People were standing out side while the fire department dealt with the fire.

The cause of the fire is now under investigation.

No other injuries were re­ported and all residents re­turned to their home shortly afterwards.

“The guards told us to stay outside because of all the smoke and their was a danger of gas,” said a witness.

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