Five rescued from house fire in Cork city overnight; Smoke alarm saved their lives

Five rescued from house fire in Cork city overnight; Smoke alarm saved their lives
Cork City Fire Service at the scene of the incident

CORK City Fire Service rescued five people from a house fire in Blarney Street overnight.

At 4.08am today, three units of the fire service, including a Third Officer, were called to a house fire reported in the Blarney Street area by neighbours who heard the smoke alarm.

In a statement, the fire service said all five occupants were rescued, suffering some smoke inhalation during the incident. 

The fire service posted on social media: "Thanks to a working smoke alarm, the alarm was raised by neighbours and five people were successfully rescued from the house. 

"All occupants were treated for smoke inhalation and transported to hospital."

Cork City Fire Service at the scene of the incident
Cork City Fire Service at the scene of the incident

The statement from the fire service also praised the work of other emergency services. 

It said: "Huge thanks to National Ambulance Service (NAS), Garda Síochána - Cork, Kerry & Limerick - Southern Region, and neighbours for their assistance throughout the incident.

"Have you got a working smoke alarm? It could save your life!"

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