Hero garda rescues woman from Donegal Town house fire

A Donegal Garda is being hailed a hero after entering a blazing house in Donegal Town and rescuing an unconscious woman.

Gardai were alerted to the fire at the house in The Mullins area yesterday afternoon at 4.35pm.

They arrived on scene five minuted later to find the house engulfed in flames.

A Garda entered the building and removed a woman in her 30's who had been overcome by smoke.

Ambulance crews and the Fire Service arrived at the scene a short time later.

The woman was taken to Letterkenny General Hospital for treatment.

No one else was in the house at the time of the fire - the scene has been preserved pending an investigation but it is believed the fire started accidentally.