Fatal Fire in Drogheada

An explosion occurred in the Beaulie area of Drogheda. An explosion occurred at a house in The Cottages estate. The fire killed a man in his 20s, while a man in his 50s and a woman in her 20s were injured and taken to hospital. Gardaí and Fire services were called to the scene.

Shortly after midnight Gardaí were called to the scene of a fire and explosion at a house at The Cottages in the Beaulie area of Drogheda. Fire and Emergency Services attended the scene. The fire was extinguished and a 28-year-old man injured in the explosion was pronounced dead at the scene short time later. A second man (50s) and a female (20s) also in the house at the time were removed by ambulance to Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Drogheda. Their injuries are described as serious but not thought to be life threatening.

The body of the deceased has since been removed to the mortuary at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital for a post-mortem examination. The local Coroner has been notified.The scene is preserved for technical examination and enquiries are ongoing.

For guidance only - An explanation as to the cause of the explosion is not yet established, however it is not thought to suspicious at this time.