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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