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Three units called to 3am fire at senior citizens complex

One person was admitted to hospital for treatment.

RESIDENTS AT A senior citizens complex in Ballymun woke up to find one of their units cordoned off this morning, following a fire overnight.

Three Dublin Fire Brigade pumps from Finglas and Phibsboro were called to the scene at the Ard na Meala flats after the alarm was raised at around 3.20am.

Gardaí also responded.

One person was admitted to hospital for treatment — but is not believed to be in a serious condition.

Source: Noeleen Reilly

Firefighters donned breathing apparatus on arrival at the scene, amid reports that someone may still be in the flat. However, authorities later declared they were satisfied no-one else was inside.

The fire was put out, and the last fire brigade unit left the scene at around 4am.

Ballymun Sinn Féin Councillor Noeleen Reilly, who was at the scene this morning, said it was still sealed off as gardaí waited for fire investigators to arrive.

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