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Blaze terror Man arrested and six injured after fire at homeless hostel in Dublin city centre

Six people were injured in the fire in Dublin city centre, which broke out at around 6pm on Little Britain Street.

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Six units of Dublin Fire Brigade attended the fire. Photo: Damien Storan.

Six units of Dublin Fire Brigade attended the fire. Photo: Damien Storan.

Six units of Dublin Fire Brigade attended the fire. Photo: Damien Storan.

A man has been arrested by gardai investigating a fire at a homeless hostel on Saturday evening.

Six people were injured in the fire in Dublin city centre, which broke out at around 6pm on Little Britain Street, on the north side of the city.

One person, understood to be a woman, was described as being in a serious condition but it was not known if those injuries were life threatening.

Gardaí confirmed that a man in his thirties was arrested during the investigation into the fire and was being detained at the Bridewell Garda Station.

Gardai confirmed that six people were taken to the Mater Hospital to be treated for their injuries.

The blaze was extinguished by Dublin Fire Brigade, but the scene remained preserved on Sunday for a technical examination.

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