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Gardai are investigating the circumstances of the death of two people following a fire at a house in Beach Park, Portmarnock Picture: Arthur Carron

Gardai are investigating the circumstances of the death of two people following a fire at a house in Beach Park, Portmarnock Picture: Arthur Carron

Gardai are investigating the circumstances of the death of two people following a fire at a house in Beach Park, Portmarnock Picture: Arthur Carron

Two people have died following a house fire in Co Dublin last night.

Gardaí were alerted to a house fire at Beach Park, Portmarnock, Co. Dublin, at approximately 10.30p.m.

The fire was brought under control by Dublin Fire Brigade and the bodies of a male and female were discovered inside the house.

They were pronounced dead at the scene a short time later.

The scene has been preserved while investigating officers 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.

Results of the post mortem and a technical examination of the scene will determine the course of the Garda 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.

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