Firefighter hospitalised after gas explosion at Kildare housing estate

A suspected gas explosion has taken place at Canal Walk Athy in Co Kildare this morning.

A firefighter has been injured at the scene in the fire which occurred as a result. 

Emergency responders from Co Kildare and Co Laois were tackling the fire, and a number of Gardaí are at the scene.

A source told The Independent that one firefighter was injured in the incident. 

'Gas explosion at housing estate in Athy, Co. Kildare,' reported The Emergency Times Twitter account.

"Emergency Services from Kildare and Laois in attendance. Injuries reported.'