A family had a lucky escape when a fire broke out at their Finglas home as the slept in the middle of the night.
The blaze broke out in the Lanesborough area near to Charlestown Shopping Centre at 3am.
Theee units of Dublin Fire Brigade from Finglas and Phibsboro fought the fire which took more than two hours to extinguish.
There were no reports of any injuries as everone got out of the house.
An investigation into the cause of the fire will take place today but it is believed it was accidental.