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Horse trainer Aidan O'Brien's home hit by fire

A FORENSIC examination will be carried out today to establish the cause of a fire at the home of horse trainer Aidan O'Brien.

The blaze broke out at the family home of the champion jockey at Ballydoyle in Co Tipperary at about 10pm last night.

A garda spokesman said people were in the house at the time but escaped unharmed.

The roof was extensively damaged before several units of the fire service brought the blaze under control.

Investigations are continuing but the cause of the fire is not believed to be suspicious.