Firefighter hospitalised following fire at Kildare home

The surrounding homes have been evacuated as a precaution

A firefighter has been hospitalised following a domestic fire at a house in Co Kildare.

Emergency services were alerted to an incident at a home in Canal Walk, Athy before 11am this morning.

It is not clear if the house was occupied at the time, but none of its residents have been injured.

The surrounding homes have been evacuated, as a precaution.

Three or four fire tenders remain at the scene.

The cause of the fire has yet to be ascertained, and an investigation is expected to begin shortly.