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Blaze tragedy Man dies and two rescued from house fire in Blanchardstown, Dublin

Crews using breathing apparatus managed to get two people out of the house

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A stock picture of the Dublin Fire Brigade badge logo (Niall Carson/PA)

A stock picture of the Dublin Fire Brigade badge logo (Niall Carson/PA)

A stock picture of the Dublin Fire Brigade badge logo (Niall Carson/PA)

A desperate search for a man caught up in a house fire in west Dublin ended in tragedy after he died at the scene. 

The man, in his early 40s, died in the blaze that broke out in the Sheepmore Gardens area of Blanchardstown at around 8.50am.

Firefighters and Gardaí responding to the alarm rushed to the scene where they arrived within minutes.

They found an upstairs bedroom already fully ablaze but crews using breathing apparatus managed to get two people out of the house.

While members battled the fire others searched for a third missing person who was found dead at the scene.

Gardaí are investigating the cause of the fire and the scene has been preserved for a technical examination.

Officers said they were alerted to a house fire in Sheepmoor Gardens, Blanchardstown this morning, at approximately 9am.

“Gardaí and emergency services attended,” a spokesperson said. “A male, aged in his early 40s, was pronounced dead at the scene.

“The scene is currently preserved for a technical examination and investigations are ongoing.”

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