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Fatal fire Co. Cork

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

24/4/11   7.45am