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Sunday 27 May 2018

Man pulled from house after gas tank explosion

These are the shocking images of a Dublin man being rescued by the Dublin Fire Brigade after a shocking explosion at his home in Kimmage.

Three units of Dublin Fire Brigade rushed to the scene shortly after 11am yesterday.

The man was dragged from the ground floor of the building as the room he was in filled with smoke.

The man, in his 50s, was treated at the scene after a gas canister exploded inside his home.

Dublin Fire Brigade confirmed that it was called to the scene after neighbours spotted smoke and flames coming from the house.

Other witnesses also reported hearing an explosion and coughing coming from inside the property.

The explosion was so forceful that a number of downstairs windows were shattered.

It broke out just before 11.10am yesterday morning at the apartment at Brookfield Grove in Kimmage.

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The man was rushed to Tallaght Hospital where he was last night being treated for burns to his hands and body.

His injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.

Another person was in the house at the time of the incident but was uninjured.

A Dublin Fire Brigade spokesperson said: "We had three pumps at the scene of the fire in Kimmage.

"There were two in the house, one was accounted for and the other casualty was injured and was being treated at the scene.

"The windows were blown out of the house during the fire."

"Earlier today breathing apparatus teams rescued a person from a domestic house fire in Kimmage.

"Crews rapidly entered the building on arrival and performed a snatch rescue on one casualty who was removed and treated by DFB Emergency Ambulance.

"It is believed the fire was as a result of an explosion. Investigation is under way.

"Crews from Dolphin's Barn and Rathfarnham attended, and @ESBNetworks and @GasNetIrl emergency crews."

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