A man escaped uninjured after fire destroyed his cottage in north Clare.
The fire broke out i the dwelling off the main road between Ennistymon and Kilfenora.
Two units of the fire brigade from Ennistymon and an appliance from Ennis responded to the incident when the alarm was raised at around 4.00pm.
Gardaí and the ambulance service were also alerted.
Fire crews checked to ensure the man was uninjured and did not require medical attention. They found that he was unharmed but shaken.
The fire is understood to have started accidentally.