A fire that trapped a woman in her 50s in an upstairs room in west Dublin overnight may have been started deliberately.
Gardaí have launched a potential arson investigation into the fire that broke out at a house on Buirg an Rí Walk in Clondalkin at around 1.30am.
When they arrived on scene, they were informed that someone may be trapped inside.
'Despite the presence of thick smoke', they used a ladder entered the rear upstairs window of the property.
They found a woman aged in her 50s and brought her to safety through the upstairs window.
The woman was taken to Tallaght University Hospital where she is being treated for injuries believed to be non life-threatening.
Two Gardaí were also taken to Tallaght Hospital to receive treatment for smoke inhalation.
They have since been discharged but remain off-duty.
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."
Dublin Fire Brigade also attended the scene and extinguished the fire.
It has since been sealed off ahead of a technical examination by Garda Crime Scene Investigators.
Gardaí in Ronanstown are appealing to anyone who may have information or who may have witnessed this incident to come forward.