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Sunday 17 December 2017

Two in hospital after gas explosion in north Dublin

Fire Brigade (Stock image)
Fire Brigade (Stock image)

Martin Grant

TWO people are recovering in hospital this morning after a gas cylinder exploded on a caravan site.

The incident occurred shortly before 9.30pm last night on a site near Donabate, north co Dublin.

Sources say a gas bottle exploded in a caravan on the site.

Two people have been hospitalised and it is understood they are being treated at Beaumont hospital.

The extent of their injuries are not known at this time.

A spokesperson for Dublin Fire Brigade confirmed they attended the fire.

Meanwhile, two people have been left hospitalised after separate house fires in Dublin overnight.

A fire broke out at a house in Clondalkin shortly after midnight last night.

The incident occurred at a house in the Woodland Grove housing estate.

One person has been brought to hospital and is receiving treatment for smoke inhalation.

And one person has also been brought to hospital after a house fire on Maryville Road, in Raheny.

Emergency services were called to the scene shortly after 4am.

A spokesperson for Dublin Fire Brigade confirmed the person is receiving treatment for smoke inhalation.

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