Gardaí at Blackrock in Cork are investigating the circumstances surrounding a fatal fire at a house at Nutley Avenue, Mahon, Cork City.
The fire was discovered at approximately 3.15am this morning 24/4/11. There were eight people in the house, six managed to escape but two persons (25 year old woman and a 5 year old boy) were trapped inside the building. They were recovered by the Fire Service and taken to Cork University Hospital where they were pronounced dead a short time later.
The other occupants of the house were uninjured.
The scene of the fire will be technically examined later this morning.
Garda Press Office