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Dublin: 18 °C Wednesday 17 July, 2019
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A woman and child were rescued after a fire broke out at a Dublin flat

The fire took place at a building on Dublin’s North Circular Road.

Updated 10.12 am

FIREFIGHTERS RESCUED A woman and child after a fire broke out in Dublin this morning.

The fire took hold on the second floor of the building on Dublin’s North Circular Road at the junction with O’Devaney Gardens.

The building has three storeys and a basement and has been converted into flats. As well as the two people who were rescued by Dublin Fire Brigade, fifteen others managed to escape the building themselves.

Four units of Dublin Fire Brigade were called to the scene at about 5.25am. Two of the units were from Phibsborough and two were from Tara Street.

A DFB ambulance was also present and a total of 30 firefighter paramedics were in attendance at the scene.

Firefighters were still at the scene at 8am this morning but the fire has been brought under control.

The building was closed due to fire safety concerns and some residents moved to friends houses and the Capuchin Franciscan Day centre in nearby Smithfield.

Read: Eight people rescued from Dublin house fire >

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