People rescued from house fire in Kildare Town

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People rescued from house fire in Kildare Town
15:47 Saturday 5th of January 2019

Kildare Fire Service firefighters battled a serious blaze in Kildare Town earlier this afternoon.

Passers-by said they witnessed a number of people being taken out upstairs windows as smoke billowed from the two-storey house.

Photo: Christy Forde.

The fire was located in a building on Claregate Street.

Several units from Fire Stations in Newbridge and Monasterevin attended the scene.

A number of ambulances were also seen travelling en route to the area.

Photo: Lucia Leavy

There were traffic diversions at the scene for a time.

Gardai later began a forensic examination of the building in an effort to determine the cause of the fire.

Rear of the house. Photo: Lucia Leavy

Smoke damage was later visible on the exterior of the house at the front and back.

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