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Three adults and five children rescued from fire at Thomas Court in Dublin

All were removed to St James’s Hospital where they are being treated for smoke inhalation.

Thomas Court in Dublin 8
Thomas Court in Dublin 8
Image: Google Street View

Updated 10.40am

THREE ADULTS AND five children were rescued after a fire broke out at a building on Thomas Court in south inner city Dublin in the early hours of this morning.

The fire broke after 3am this morning with Dublin Fire Brigade called to the scene just after 3.20am after receiving a report of a domestic fire from which one person had already managed to escape.

A team from Dublin Fire Brigade, which included a three water tenders, one emergency tender, one turntable ladder and two ambulances, arrived on the scene and rescued over a half a dozen people inside the burning building over the next 90 minutes.

These included one adult and two children from the second floor using a 10.5 metre ladder. While two adults and three children were rescued from the ground floor.

The HSE’s national ambulance service deployed a number of units which assisted in the response to the incident with some of those rescued taken to St James’s Hospital and others transferred to Tallaght Hospital.

The adults and children are being treated for smoke inhalation. There were no other injuries or persons involved in the incident.

“It was a good save from our point of view,” a spokesperson for Dublin Fire Brigade said this morning, adding that the incident concluded just before 5am this morning with the fire put out completely.

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