A Google Earth image (top) and scenes today of the halting site on Glenamuck Road, Carrickmines
At least eight people have died in a fire in Carrickmines in Dublin, according to sources.
Emergency services were called to a halting site on Glenamuck Road at around 4am this morning.
It is understood that most if not all the victims were members of two families.
The Irish Traveller Movement has said among those who died in the fire this morning was a man, his wife and their children, who were all under the age of ten.
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Gardaí have confirmed that nine people died in a fire at a halting site in Carrickmines in Dublin.
— RTÉ News (@rtenews) October 10, 2015
Brian Murphy writes:
Halloweeen comes early to George’s Street [Dublin]…
Dublin Fire Brigade tweetz:
“We still have two pumps fighting a gorse fire on Killiney Hill. An earlier gorse fire in Howth is out.”
The charred remains of six houses which were destroyed by a fire in Newbridge in March
You’ll recall how six homes were destroyed by a fire in Millfield Manor, Newbridge, Co. Kildare on March 31.
Today, Michael Clifford, in the Irish Examiner, writes that a report into the fire has been carried out by fire consultants Michael Slattery and Associates.
Mr Clifford reports:
“A report into fire safety on the Kildare housing estate where six homes were burnt to the ground in just 30 minutes has highlighted widespread fire safety concerns…The results from the investigation suggest that the fire safety deficiencies are widespread through the 80-house estate, which also includes six blocks of apartments.”
Previously: Meanwhile In Newbridge
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