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Man dead, woman in serious condition after fire at Stoneybatter house

Fire crews are still at the scene.

Updated 8pm

A MAN HAS been killed and a woman is fighting for her life after being pulled out of a house fire in Stoneybatter, Dublin this evening.

Dublin Fire Brigade are at the scene on Sigurd Road where a fire broke out in a back bedroom at the house. In a tweet, the fire service described it as a “serious domestic fire”.

Two people were taken out of the house, both suffering from smoke inhalation. A 53-year-old man was taken to the Mater Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The woman is believed to be in serious condition.

It is understood a women known to the people in the house called in the fire after a medi-alarm, used by older people to contact a friend or relative in an emergency, was activated.

Kilkenny fire

In a separate blaze in Kilkenny today, a man in his early 90s was killed.

Gardaí were alerted to the fire at Uskarty, near the Castlecomer to Carlow road, shortly after midday today and the man was pronounced dead at the scene. The circumstances of the house fire are not believed to be suspicious.

Pictures: Four fire units responded to a huge blaze in south Dublin last night>

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