Two men die in house fire in Dublin
Tragic news from Dublin this afternoon.
Two men have been found dead following a house fire in the Drimnagh area of Dublin this afternoon (23 May).
Gardaí from the Sundrive Road station are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of two men following a house-fire in the Slievebloom Park area of Drimnagh. Reports of the fire first came through to emergency services at around 1.45pm.
A spokesperson for An Garda Síochána said: "The fire was brought under control by Dublin Fire Brigade and the bodies of two males (thought to be aged in their late 60s and early 70s) were discovered inside the house. They were both pronounced dead at the scene a short time later."
The scene has now been preserved for forensic examination in order to determine the cause of the fire. The bodies of both men have been removed to the Dublin City Mortuary where the State Pathologist will carry out a post-mortem tomorrow.
Gardaí say that the results of the post-mortem will determine the course of the investigation.
Gardaí are now appealing for witnesses to contact the incident room at Sundrive Road Garda Station. Anyone with information is asked to contact Sundrive Road Station on 01-666 6600 of the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111.