PICS: Shocking images of damage caused by Kildare fire
Here is all that is left of the six houses gutted by flames in Newbridge last night
Tuesday night's fire in the Millfield Manor housing estate in Newbridge looked to be a very serious incident when the news broke.
This morning, the full extent of the damage can be seen in these images from the scene.
Gardai arrested a 39-year-old man in relation to the incident last night and he remains at Newbridge Garda station.
This morning a committee was set up to help co-ordinate offers of help and donations for the affected families.
Those affected lost all their possessions in the blaze and were last night accommodated by the Hotel Keadeen in the town.
“People were left with the clothes they were standing up in and nothing else. It will take them a long time to recover from this,” said Cllr Willie Crowley.