Two houses were destroyed while firefighters managed to save a third following an early morning blaze in Ennis.
The alarm was raised shortly before 5.30am when the fire service received multiple 999 calls.
Three units of the fire brigade along with a garda unit rushed to the scene at Dún Na hInse and found one three terraced homes ‘well alight’ and it’s roof after collapsing.
The fire had begun to spread into the roof of a second house while a third was also under threat.
After brining the fire in the second house under control, fire crews managed to save the third home.
Fire crews used a compressed air foam system (CAFS) to bring the fires under control while personnel also tackled to blaze from above from an aerial platform.
None of the houses was occupied at the time.
Once the fires had been extinguished Gardaí sealed off the scene pending completion of a technical examination.