Three men have been arrested in connection with a house fire in Drogheda, Co Louth in which two people were injured, one seriously.

The men, aged in their 30s and 40s, are all being held at Drogheda Garda Station.

The fire broke out on Chord Road in Drogheda at around 1am this morning.

A man in his 30s managed to rescue a woman in the house who has a disability that requires her to use a wheelchair.

She was initially brought to Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Drogheda.

Later she was transferred to St James's Hospital in Dublin for specialist treatment for burns and smoke inhalation.

The man was also brought to hospital with burn injuries, which are not believed to be life threatening.

Gardaí praised the actions of the man who went to the woman's rescue, saying his actions "were essential".