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In photos: Cork's historic Vernon Mount House completely gutted by fire

Gardaí are investigating the fire at the Douglas mansion.
Jul 26th 2016, 5:45 PM 26,921 43

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THESE PICTURES SHOW the devastation from a massive fire that has gutted a historic house in Cork.

The blaze at Mount Vernon House on Sunday took hold in the evening time with Cork County Council saying they believe it was caused by arson.

Gardaí have been investigating the fire and have sought information on reports that a number of people had been in the area at the time.

The house itself was first built in 1784 and has been described as“arguably the finest example of this building form to survive in the country”.

The house had fallen into disrepair with the US-based owner denied planning permission to develop the house and grounds.

These pictures show that the fire has now completely destroyed the building.

Pictures by Kieran Minihane 

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