Man and boy in critical condition after five rescued from Dublin house fire

A massive fire in a Dublin housing estate has left a man and a boy in a critical condition in hospital.

Emergency services were alerted to the blaze at a home in Deerpark Drive in Tallaght at around 2.15am on Thursday morning.

They raced to the scene and managed to extinguish the fire, but five people were injured, as Dublin Live reports.

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All five residents were rushed to St James’s Hospital and Tallaght Hospital where they are currently receiving treatment.

A man, 30s, and a male youth are currently in critical condition while a teenage girl is in a “serious condition”, a Garda spokesman said.

Additionally, a woman, 40s, and a baby boy are receiving treatment for injuries which are not believed to be life-threatening.

Dublin Fire Brigade tweeted: “Three people were rescued from a house fire overnight in Tallaght. Breathing apparatus teams entered the home and extinguished the fire as Advanced Paramedics provided treatment on scene.

“Firefighters from Tallaght, Dolphins Barn and Rathfarnham attended the incident”

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