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Firefighters save man who was having heart attack from burning flat

Firefighters save man who was having heart attack from burning flat

A man rescued from a fire by Dublin Fire Brigade suffered a cardiac arrest at the scene tonight.

Fire had broken out in a second floor apartment in Pearse House in Pearse Street which caused the alarm to be raised by people in the area.

Six units of Dublin Fire Brigade went to the city council flats complex, along with two ambulances.

Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus went into the burning flat and rescued a man aged in his 50s.

The man went into cardiac arrest during the rescue and advanced paramedics manning fire engines and ambulance crews successfully resusitated him.

When the man was brought to hospital, he went into cardiac arrest a second time but was against resuscitated, said a fire brigade spokesperson.

The fire was brought under control and extinguished by the fire fighter teams.