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Five-year-old boy and two adults rescued from apartment in Dublin

NewsBy Shuki Byrne
The blaze broke out at Geraldstown Wood in Northwood, Santry
The blaze broke out at Geraldstown Wood in Northwood, Santry

A five-year-old boy and two adults were hospitalised after being rescued from an apartment in north Dublin.

The blaze broke out at Geraldstown Wood in Northwood, Santry just after 5pm yesterday evening. 

Images posted to the Dublin Fire Brigade twitter account show the extent of the damage caused by the fire. 

Two males and the young boy were taken to hospital to be treated for smoke inhalation, authorities said. The boy was taken to Temple Street Hospital. 

The fire spread quickly and several apartments had to be evacuated. It engulfed two apartment but six homes are now uninhabitable. 

Over a dozen people who live in the apartments were forced to spend the night in a hotel.