Four adults and three children have been treated in hospital following a fire in an apartment in Tallaght in south Dublin.

None were seriously injured in the blaze in the apartment block near the Square in Tallaght.

Eleven people were rescued in all, some having to be taken from a balcony.

The fire broke out in a communal area of the block on Cookstown Way at around 1.30am.

Five fire units attended the scene and the cause of the fire is unknown.

The fire has been extinguished and gardaí are investigating.