Belfast Telegraph

Tuesday 21 October 2014

Firefighters injured tackling blaze

Three firefighters are recovering after suffering burns in an overnight blaze

Three firefighters are recovering after suffering burns in an overnight blaze.

The blaze broke out at about 9.30pm on Friday night in a shop unit on the Lower Kilmacud Road, in the Stillorgan area of Dublin.

A nearby restaurant and pub were evacuated and other units were damaged in the fire.

Three members of Dublin Fire Brigade suffered burns to their hands, arms and neck. They were admitted to St James's Hospital for treatment and later discharged.

Meanwhile, fire crews and gardai attended the scene of an early morning house fire near the village of Corofin in Co Clare.

Dublin Fire Brigade said more than 60 firefighters were at the Stillorgan incident at the height of the blaze, which was brought under control in the early hours of the morning.

Up to 21 units, including eight pumps, aerial platforms, ambulances, water units and an incident command unit, had been dispatched.

A spokesman said resources were stretched as other crews in the city were called to a house fire in Tallaght and an incident in Dublin Airport at the same time.

Gardai in Clare later confirmed the bodies of two men had been found in the house fire.

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