By David Raleigh
A man was saved from a burning house by firefighters in Limerick this morning.
The fire broke out at a house on St Alphonsus street, Limerick at around 3.20am.
Four units of Limerick City & County Fire & Rescue Service attended the scene.
Four firefighters wearing breathing apparatus rescued a man, aged in his late 30s, from an upstairs bedroom in the semi-detached property.
"The man was unconscious but breathing," said a source.
"Firefighters administered first aid to the man until paramedics arrived."
The man was also treated on scene by HSE paramedics before being transported by ambulance to University Hospital Limerick.
"A dog was also rescued in the incident, he was unharmed," the source added. "It's believed the fire started in the kitchen."
Gardaí are investigating the cause of the blaze, however foul play is not suspected.