Gardaí in Waterford City have launched an investigation this morning after a man was rushed to hospital following an explosion at a house in the city last night.
It is understood the man was taken to University Hospital Waterford, after he suffered a number of burn injuries in the blaze which broke out at a house in Ballytruckle area of the city at approximately 8pn.
Although the official cause of the fire has yet to determined it is believed the fire may have started after a gas explosion.
Gardai say an investigation is currently ongoing and the scene has been sealed off in order for a forensic examination to take place.
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