Gardaí are appealing for information following a fire at a house in Buirg an Rí Walk, Clondalkin, Dublin 22, which occurred in the early hours of this morning.
The fire is not believed to have started accidentally and a Garda investigation into potential arson has commenced.
The scene has been preserved and a technical examination will be conducted by Garda Crime Scene Investigators this morning.
At approximately 1.30am, Gardaí arrived to the scene where they were informed that a person may have been trapped inside the property.
Despite the presence of thick smoke, two Garda members using a ladder entered the rear upstairs window of the property. They located a woman in her 50s and brought her to safety through the upstairs window to Garda colleagues waiting below.
Dublin Fire Brigade attended the scene and extinguished the fire.
The woman was brought to Tallaght University Hospital for treatment of injuries believed to be non life-threatening.
As a result of smoke inhalation, both male Garda members were taken to Tallaght Hospital to receive treatment. Both members have since been discharged but remain off duty.
All members involved are receiving support from their colleagues and local Garda management and the wider organisational supports of the Peer Support Service, Chief Medical Officer and 24-hour counselling service have been provided if required.
Gardaí in Ronanstown are appealing to anyone who may have information or who may have witnessed this incident to come forward to them. Gardaí can be contacted at 01 666 7700, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111, or any Garda Station.
Speaking this morning, Chief Superintendent Mick McNulty said: “I want to commend the incredible bravery of the two Gardaí. I have no doubt that their actions prevented a more tragic outcome.”
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