Man and woman perish in house fire
Two people have died in a tragic house fire in Dublin.
Gardai this morning confirmed the victims, a man and a woman, died after a blaze eruped at a house in Beach Park, Portmarnock, last night.
A Garda spokesperson said: “At approximately 10.30pm Gardaí were alerted to a house fire at Beach Park, Portmarnock, Co. Dublin. The fire was brought under control by Dublin Fire Brigade and two bodies (male and female) was discovered inside the house. Death was pronounced at the scene a short time later.
“Investigating Gardaí have preserved the scene as they work towards establishing the cause of the fire. The bodies will be removed to the Dublin City Mortuary, Whitehall where a post mortem examination will be conducted by the State Pathologist in due course.”
Gardai said the autopsy results will determine the course of their investigation.
Gardaí are appealing for witnesses to contact the incident room at Malahide Garda Station. Anyone with information is asked to contact Malahide Garda Station on 01-666 4600, the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station.