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Three critical following Dublin fire

Published 17/08/2008

Two men and a woman are in a critical condition in hospital after a fire at an apartment block in Dublin city centre.

A mother and child were also brought to hospital suffering from smoke inhalation.

The blaze broke after 5am this morning.

Units from Dublin Fire Service were alerted to the blaze shortly before 5.30pm this morning and 6 appliances were dispatched to the scene at an underground car park at an apartment block in Smithfield.

Five ambulances also attended and 25 residents were evacuated.

Two men and a woman were rushed to St. James's hospital with severe burns - their condition is described as critical.

A mother and child were also brought to the Mater and Temple Street Children's hospital with smoke inhalation.

It took the Fire Service just under three hours to bring the blaze under control.

Gardai have launched an investigation into the cause of the fire, and the road from Dorset Street to Smithfield junction has been closed for a technical examination.

Belfast Telegraph

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