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Garda hailed a hero for rescuing unconscious woman from house fire

A HERO Garda rescued a woman from a house fire today.

The officer broke into the blazing house in Donegal Town at 4.45am to rescue the woman who was already unconscious.

The woman, who is in her 30s, had been overcome by smoke. Ambulance crews and the Fire Service arrived at the scene a short time later.

She was taken to Letterkenny General Hospital for treatment. No one else was in the house in The Mullins at the time of the fire.

The scene has been preserved pending an investigation but it is believed the fire started accidentally.