Search and rescue operation as firefighters tackle blaze at apartments

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Firefighters carried out a search and rescue situation as they tackled a serious blaze which broke out across two floors of an apartment complex.

The fire broke out on the fifth and sixth floors of the complex near the Glashaus Hotel in Tallaght at approximately 4.20pm on Saturday.

A search and rescue operation was required and emergency responders, including breathing apparatus crews, were forced to use a 30-metre turntable ladder as part of the rescue.

© Provided by Extra.ie Firefighters carried out a search and rescue situation as they tackled a serious blaze which broke out across two floors of an apartment complex. Pic: Dublin Fire Brigade

In total, nine people were safely removed from the building — six of whom were rescued with breathing apparatus and three were evacuated via the ladder.

A Dublin Fire Brigade spokesperson said: ‘Earlier today, Firefighters responded to a well developed fire on the fifth and sixth floor of an apartment complex in #Tallaght.

© Provided by Extra.ie The fire broke out on the fifth and sixth floors of the Glashaus Hotel in Tallaght at approximately 4.20pm. Pic: Dublin Fire Brigade

‘Breathing Apparatus (BA) crews were committed on a search and rescue task and other crews were committed to fighting the fire. A 30-metre turntable ladder (TTL) was used for rescue.

‘In total, nine people were rescued and led to safety; Six by BA crews and three by the TTL. Three dogs were also rescued. There were no serious injuries.

© Provided by Extra.ie A search and rescue operation was required and emergency responders, including breathing apparatus crews, were forced to use a 30-metre turntable ladder as part of the rescue. Pic: Dublin Fire Brigade

‘Take the time tonight to discuss an escape plan from your home.’

Gardai also attended the scene and traffic was diverted away from the area in which the fire took place.

© Provided by Extra.ie In total, nine people were safely removed from the building — six of whom were rescued with breathing apparatus and three were evacuated via the ladder. Pic: Dublin Fire Brigade

A spokesperson for An Garda Siochana told Extra.ie: ‘Gardaí assisted Dublin Fire Services at the scene of a fire at an apartment complex in Tallaght, Dublin 24 on Saturday, October 16, 2021.

‘Gardai were alerted to the incident at approximately 4.20pm. A number of people in the building at the time were safely evacuated and the fire was brought under control and extinguished.

‘A cordon at the scene is expected to remain in place until and assessment of the integrity of the building is conducted.’

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