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Firefighters remain in hospital after explosion in Macroom

One man was released from Cork University Hospital yesterday.

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TWO FIREFIGHTERS REMAIN in hospital after being injured in an explosion that took place while they were responding to a fire near Macroom, Co Cork early yesterday morning.

The men, from Macroom fire station, were burned in the explosion. Their injuries are thought to be serious but not life-threatening.

Gardaí told TheJournal.ie a third firefighter was released from Cork University Hospital yesterday.

The cause of the explosion has not yet been confirmed.

The incident happened on farmland in the early hours of Sunday. Fire brigade units from Macroom and Dunmanway responded.

Gardaí arrived on the scene at about 12.40am and rushed the firefighters to hospital after the explosion.

Gardaí and the Health and Safety Authority are investigating the incident.

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