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Tragic loss Man (60s) dies in fatal house fire in Clontarf, Dublin

Fightfighters arrived on scene within minutes to tackle the blaze

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(Niall Carson/PA)

(Niall Carson/PA)

(Niall Carson/PA)

A man in his 60s has died after a house fire in Clontarf, Co. Dublin.

He was pronounced dead at the scene, and his body has since been moved to a morgue for a post mortem examination.

Dublin Fire Brigade were alerted to the domestic house fire in the Belgrove Road area of the town at 12.31pm today where they extinguished the blaze.

In a statement, Dublin City Council said: “First crew arrived within 10 minutes of being ordered to discover a well-developed fire.”

“Firefighters wearing Breathing Apparatus fought the fire which was quickly brought under control.

“Unfortunately a person was discovered in the home and subsequently has passed away.”

Gardaí, who arrived on scene at 12.40pm, say no one else was injured in the blaze.

In a statement, a Garda spokesperson said: "Gardaí attended the scene of a fire at a residence in the Belgrove Road area of Clontarf at approximately 12:40pm on Friday, 19th November, 2021.

"A man in his 60s was pronounced dead at the scene. The body has since been removed to the morgue where a post mortem will be conducted at a later date.

"The fire was extinguished by Dublin Fire Brigade. No other injuries to persons was reported."

The scene was preserved for technical examination with investigations ongoing.

Gardaí do not suspect foul play.

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