Saturday 24 August 2019

Man brought to hospital after home decorated with Christmas lights catches fire

14/12/2016 A member of the Gardai at the scene of a house fire in Ballyogan Crescent in Carrickmines, Dublin. Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins
14/12/2016 A member of the Gardai at the scene of a house fire in Ballyogan Crescent in Carrickmines, Dublin. Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins
14/12/2016 The house which was involved in a fire at Ballyogan Crescent in Carrickmines, Dublin. Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins
14/12/2016 The house which was involved in a fire at Ballyogan Crescent in Carrickmines, Dublin. Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins
14/12/2016 The house which was involved in a fire at Ballyogan Crescent in Carrickmines, Dublin. Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins
14/12/2016 A member of the Gardai at the scene of a house fire in Ballyogan Crescent in Carrickmines, Dublin. Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins

Gavin White

Gardai are investigating the cause of a house fire in Carrickmines, south Dublin on Tuesday night.

It’s understood a man was taken to hospital following the fire, which caused severe damage to the family home.

14/12/2016 The house which was involved in a fire at Ballyogan Crescent in Carrickmines, Dublin. Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins
14/12/2016 The house which was involved in a fire at Ballyogan Crescent in Carrickmines, Dublin. Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins

The fire broke out at the house on Ballyogan Crescent at around Midnight on Tuesday.

A number of Dublin Fire Brigade units and gardaí attended the scene.

Three tenders and a district officer were called to the house.

Gardai confirmed that emergency services were called to the property at Ballyogan Crescent, Carrickmines, shortly before midnight.

One theory being explored is that the cause of the fire was electrical.

Gardai are not treating the fire as suspicious.

14/12/2016 The house which was involved in a fire at Ballyogan Crescent in Carrickmines, Dublin. Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins
14/12/2016 The house which was involved in a fire at Ballyogan Crescent in Carrickmines, Dublin. Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins

There were five people in the house at the time, understood to be three children and two adults.

A man in his 50’s required hospital treatment after the blaze.

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