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Friday 22 September 2017

Man who died in mobile home blaze named locally

A garda investigation has been launched following the death of a man in his forties in a mobile home on Wednesday afternoon. Picture: Arthur Carron
A garda investigation has been launched following the death of a man in his forties in a mobile home on Wednesday afternoon. Picture: Arthur Carron
A garda investigation has been launched following the death of a man in his forties in a mobile home on Wednesday afternoon. Firefighters and gardaí were called to the scene at Chianti Park, Brittas. Picture: Arthur Carron
A garda investigation has been launched following the death of a man in his forties in a mobile home on Wednesday afternoon. Firefighters and gardaí were called to the scene at Chianti Park, Brittas. Picture: Arthur Carron
Conor Feehan

Conor Feehan

A man who died in a mobile home fire in Dublin yesterday has been named locally as Graham Hill.

The 39-year-old was living alone in a mobile unit which formed part of the Chianti Park site in Brittas, south of Tallaght.

The site is largely empty, with unoccupied semi derelict units, but some are still lived in.

A garda investigation has been launched following the death of a Mr Hill, but the fire is believed to have been caused accidentally.

A forensic examination by members of the Garda technical bureau was due to take place this morning following the fire yesterday afternoon.

Mr Hill's body was found inside the gutted remains of the home.

A garda investigation has been launched following the death of a man in his forties in a mobile home on Wednesday afternoon. Firefighters and gardaí were called to the scene at Chianti Park, Brittas. Picture: Arthur Carron
A garda investigation has been launched following the death of a man in his forties in a mobile home on Wednesday afternoon. Firefighters and gardaí were called to the scene at Chianti Park, Brittas. Picture: Arthur Carron

His body was later moved to Tallaght Hospital where a post-mortem is expected to take place to determine the cause of death.

The results of this will determine the direction of the investigation.

Dublin Fire Brigade confirmed that they attended the scene.

"Our thoughts are with the family, friends and neighbours of the man who passed away following a fire today in Brittas. Three units attended," they posted on Twitter.

At the nearest house to the park neighbours Brendan and Noreen Wheatley said the tragedy was very sad.

"We would sometimes see the man sitting out on a chair in the good weather. It's tragic," said Noreen.

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