Local fire crews rescue people from homes in Kimmage and Tallaght

Local fire crews rescue people from homes in Kimmage and Tallaght

By Mary Dennehy

LOCAL fire crews rescued two people in separate incidents in homes in Tallaght and Kimmage over the course of last night and this morning. 

Earlier today, a man in his 50s was rescued by breathing apparatus teams and taken to hospital after a fire broke out at an apartment in Kimmage.


The fire broke out at around 11.10am in the Brookfield Grove complex, with Dublin Fire Brigade believing that the fire may have been caused by an explosion – possibly a gas cylinder explosion.

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Crews from Rathfarnham and Dolphin’s Barn attended, alongside emergency crews from ESB Networks and Gas Networks Ireland, with investigations into the Kimmage fire currently underway.

Overnight crews from Tallaght Fire Station also rescued a person from a smoke filled house in Tallaght after a neighbour called 999 when she heard the smoke alarm sounding.

One unconscious person was rescued from the house.  

According to Dublin Fire Brigade, the source of the smoke was a pot left on the stove.