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Dublin: 1 °C Sunday 15 December, 2019

Investigation launched into Kildare house fire in which two men died

The fire happened in the Tully East area.

KILDARE FATAL HOUSE FIRE  758A5496_90517559 (1) The roof collapsed on the house in Tully East. Source: Eamonn Farrell

Updated at 4.30pm

TWO MEN HAVE died in a house fire in Kildare overnight.

One man was aged in his 30s and the other was in his 70s.

An investigation has been launched by Gardaí.

Members of Kildare Fire Brigade were called to the scene at Tully East shortly before 3am this morning.

Gardaí and members of the Garda Forensic Team also attended the scene of the fatal fire.

KILDARE FATAL HOUSE FIRE 758A5475_90517549 The Garda Forensic Team attended the scene in Tully East today. Source: Eamonn Farrell

The bodies of the two men were discovered at the house.

Three fire engines and two water tankers were used to extinguish the fire.

The adjoining house was evacuated amid fears the fire would spread.

With reporting by Ronan Duffy. 

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