Gardaí investigate Ennis house fire

Gardaí investigate Ennis house fire


Three units of the fire brigade from Ennis attended the scene – Photo: © Pat Flynn 2018

Gardaí are investigating the cause of a fire at a derelict property in Ennis early today.

The blaze, at a house on Cloughleigh Road, was reported shortly after 11.00am. The house is located close to the junction with Cusack Road.

Three units of the fire brigade from Ennis responded to the incident after the Munster Regional Fire Control Centre in Limerick received multiple calls about the fire.

Gardaí also attended the call and closed the road so fire crews could deal with the incident. The house was unoccupied at the time and no one was injured. Fire crews carried out a detailed search of the property to ensure there was no one inside.

Photo: © Pat Flynn 2018

Members of the divisional crime scene investigation unit also visited the scene while gardaí carried out door-to-door inquiries in the local area.

Gardaí are investigating the fire and can by contacted at Ennis station on 065 6848100 if anyone has information about the incident.

Chief Reporter Pat Flynn has worked as a journalist for almost 30 years. His career began during the late 1980s when, like many aspiring radio presenters of the time, he worked for local pirate radio stations in Clare and Limerick. Pat joined Clare FM in 1990 where he worked as researcher initially and later presented several different programmes including the station's flagship current affairs programme. He was also the station's News Editor and Deputy Controller of Programmes. Despite leaving in 2003 to pursue a career as a freelance journalist, he continues to work with the station to this day. As well as being the Clare Herald’s Chief Reporter Pat is also freelance journalist and broadcaster, contributing to Ireland’s national newspapers and is a regular contributor to national broadcasters.