Fire being brought under control in Dublin city centre

Eight fire engines were called to the scene

Fire being brought under control in Dublin city centre

Image via @DubFireBrigade on Twitter

Eleven people have been rescued after a building in Dublin city centre caught fire.

Dublin Fire Brigade say eight fire engines were attending the top floor fire at a block of flats on Mountjoy Square.

Five people have been taken to hospital as a precaution after suffering smoke inhalation in the blaze.

While five of those rescued were brought down by a turntable ladder. There are no reports of any serious injuries.

Officers say damping down efforts are continuing.