An explosion and fire at a house in Ranelagh in Dublin this afternoon is thought to have been caused by a leak in a gas cylinder.

A woman was taken to Saint Vincent's University Hospital with burn injuries following the incident in the kitchen of an upstairs flat on Chelmsford Road.

Her condition is not thought to be life-threatening.

There was extensive flame and smoke damage to the house and a neighbouring house was evacuated.

No one else was injured.