Saturday 14 December 2019

Five people - including two children - injured following suspected arson attack on home

Conor Feehan

Conor Feehan

Five innocent people including a woman and a young girl were forced to jump for their lives after an apparent arson attack on their home in Crumlin in Dublin in the early hours of this morning.

The blaze broke out at the front door of the house on Captains Road at 2.40am in what gardai say are suspicious circumstances.

Gardai are investigating the attack in which the victims suffered injuries ranging from suspected broken bones, burns, and smoke inhalation in their escape.

Neighbours said the woman who lives in the house, Elizabeth Curran, her 21-year-old son, as well as two teenage boys and a young teenage girl were heard screaming in the house before they jumped from an upstairs bedroom window to the front garden below.

Gardai seald off the scene and today began a forensic examination to determine the cause of the blaze, but early indications are it was arson.

Five units of Dublin Fire Brigade and five ambulances attended the scene, rushing the injured to Crumlin and James’s Hospitals.

The scene of the fire at Captains Road Crumlin today.
The scene of the fire at Captains Road Crumlin today.
The scene of the fire at Captains Road Crumlin today
The scene of the fire at Captains Road Crumlin today.
The scene of the fire at Captains Road Crumlin today
The scene of the fire at Captains Road Crumlin today
The scene of the house in Crumlin this morning
The scene of the house in Crumlin this morning

Dublin City Council this morning sealed up the house after the initial garda forensic examination was complete.

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