Thursday 12 December 2019

Man treated in hospital after saving family from house fire

Sarah Stack

A man was treated in hospital after he rescued his family from a house fire.

Three units of Dublin Fire Brigade were called to the blaze at Whitethorn Gardens in Palmerstown at around 2am.

Fridge fire at Whitethorn Gardens, Palmerstown.
Fridge fire at Whitethorn Gardens, Palmerstown.

It is not known exactly how many people were in the family home when the fire broke out.

“They were quite lucky,” said fire brigade spokesman.

“There was a serious amount of smoke through the house.

“The man was taken to hospital suffering from the affects of smoke inhalation.”

Fridge fire at 172 Whitethorn Gardens, Palmerstown.
Fridge fire at 172 Whitethorn Gardens, Palmerstown.

Elsewhere, a former factory has been extensively damaged in a blaze in Portarlington, Co Loais.

More than 10 units of the fire brigade battled the blaze which occurred just off canal Road.

Investigations are ongoing.

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