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Horror blaze Dublin Fire Brigade issue warning after house blaze leaves two hospitalised


The damaged house after the fire

The damaged house after the fire

The damaged house after the fire

Dublin Fire Brigade has warned of the dangers of house fires after two people were hospitalised following a blaze which left a house badly damaged.

While urging people to stay at home over the weekend, the brigade has also warned of an increased risk of fire.

They posted a picture on Twitter this afternoon of the aftermath of a house fire in north Dublin.

They added: "This morning, firefighters extinguished a house fire in Finglas.

"Breathing apparatus teams using high-pressure hose reels fought the fire which started under the stairs and spread upstairs.

"The occupants had self-evacuated before our arrival. Two to hospital for observation."

In an earlier tweet the brigade said that, "Staying at home slightly increases the risk of fire, but nothing that isn’t easily avoidable.

"Take particular care around: electrics, especially chargers, cooking, candles. The advice adds: ‘Remember to test your smoke alarms regularly.

"Staying at home this weekend is the best thing you can do to keep you, your loved ones and everyone else safe", another tweet adds.

In an earlier tweet the fire brigade also pointed out that house fires can happen during the day as well as night time.

Alongside a picture of a house in daylight with smoke pouring from an open window, a spokesperson added: "Never delay calling 999/112 if you see smoke or suspect a fire. Your call might be the first one. "Get out, stay out, get the fire brigade out."

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