Four people have been treated in hospital following a house fire in Swords, Co Dublin.

The alarm was raised around 4.15am. When gardaí arrived at the scene they found a mother trapped in a first floor back bedroom.

Three children - aged 10, four and one - were rescued earlier from the house by the woman's partner.

The three children were taken to Children's University Hospital Temple Street together with their mother and treated for smoke inhalation and later discharged.

The house was extensively damaged in the incident and an investigation is under way into the cause of the fire. Initial indications are that the cause of the fire was accidental