Dublin: 19 °C Saturday 10 June, 2023

# Fire

This week
4th June 2023 - 10th June 2023
# Weather
Defence Forces available 'at all times' to respond to wildfires as warning issued
The Department of Agriculture issued an orange level forest fire warning due to continued high-pressure dominated weather patterns.
# stardust
First witnesses give evidence on Stardust fire as inquests enter new phase
More than 300 people are expected to give evidence to the inquests.
# derrylin
Man pleads guilty to murder of three members of the same family in fire in Co Fermanagh
Denise Gossett and her children Roman, Sabrina and Morgana were killed in a fire at their home in 2018.
Last week
28th May 2023 - 10th June 2023
# Belfast
Man arrested following 'suspicious' fire at derelict building in Belfast city centre
The fire broke out in the early hours of this morning.
# park it
National Parks and Wildlife Service urges against barbecues and fires in public places
The appeal comes after a nature reserve in Wexford saw three separate fires in 24 hours.
# Ravenwood
Fire crews return to Co Wexford nature reserve after blaze that burned through two acres of forest
Fire crews were called twice to attend blazes in the forest last night.
# blancardstown
Families with nowhere to go after Blanchardstown fire given temporary accommodation
The fire was brought under control by the Dublin Fire Brigade yesterday.
# Fire
Fire at Blanchardstown high-rise brought under control
The complex is near to the Crown Plaza Hotel.
Last month
May 2023
# Co Westmeath
Garda investigating criminal damage after fire at Athlone building site
Two excavators and a small digger were significantly damaged.
# Dublin
Stardust inquests hear that 'steel plates' were welded over toilet windows before fatal fire
At today’s sitting, the jury was presented with background facts or “agreed facts”.
# Housing
Dublin Fire Brigade to tell TDs that fire safety will be 'integral' to use of rapid-build homes
Traditional building methods have undergone a vast amount of large-scale testing, an Oireachtas committee will hear today.
# New Zealand
Man accused of igniting Wellington hostel fire claims in court that someone else started blaze
Today, police revised the confirmed death toll to five, after firefighters previously said six bodies had been located.
# Coroner's Court
'I think a part of all of us died that day': Final pen portraits read to Stardust inquests
Coroner Dr Myra Cullinane said “there was extreme sadness, of course, but occasional humour, which was equally moving given the loss that has been experienced.
# Farrihy
Elderly woman dies following house fire in west Clare
The house was extensively damaged in the blaze.
April 2023
Govt called upon to conduct 'full safety audit' of HSA's oversight of Stryker plant
A report by
Eoghan Dalton
A local TD has alleged there were 11 incidents of concern covering an 18-month period at the site.
# Safety
Man injured at Stryker plant in Carrigtwohill on life support, family say
A man in his 40s was rushed to Cork University Hospital yesterday with serious burns.
# China
29 killed in fire at Beijing hospital while director detained for questioning
Many family members have lost contact with patients, with the missing being mostly older people with mobility problems.
# Carrigtwohill
Man (40s) hospitalised with serious burn injuries after fire at Stryker facility in Cork
The Health and Safety Authority has launched an investigation into this afternoon’s incident.
# France
Up to 10 people feared trapped under debris after building collapses in Marseille
The French interior minister said it was not known if anyone was killed in the collapse or explosion.
# Germany
Large fire in Hamburg sparks public safety alert and hits train services
The smoke drifted towards the city centre, halting long-distance trains between Hamburg and Berlin and other cities.
# conor downey
Man who died in Cork house fire named as convicted killer Conor Downey
The fire at Downey’s home in West Douglas in Cork broke out shortly after 3pm yesterday.
March 2023
# basilan
At least 31 people dead after a ferry fire in the Philippines
Many of those rescued jumped off the ferry in panic at the height of the fire and were pulled from the sea.
# Death Toll
At least 38 now dead following fire at Mexico detention centre near US border
The blaze broke out on Monday night at the National Migration Institute (INM) facility in Ciudad Juarez.
# New Ross
Major fire at New Ross furniture premises brought under control
Pictures from the scene showed a large fire in the area, with smoke billowing from building.
# Portadown
Murder investigation launched after woman dies in house fire in Co Armagh
Police received a report of a house fire in the Church Street area of Portadown at around 2.15am this morning.
# Termonfeckin
Elderly man killed and second man seriously injured in Co Louth fire
The man, aged in his late 80s, was taken to Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital Drogheda where he was pronounced deceased.
# Fire
Radiology and outpatient services to resume at Wexford General Hospital tomorrow
Builders will also be on site tomorrow to carry out repairs to areas damaged by Wednesday’s fire.
# English Channel
Lifeboats deployed after fire starts on Irish Ferries boat with nearly 200 people on board
The boat was midway through its journey from Dover to Calais when the fire began.
# Wexford General Hospital
Wexford hospital reopens for maternity services as Taoiseach to visit after fire
The Taoiseach is due to visit the hospital today to discuss how quickly services can be restored
# Monkstown
Two Gardaí save woman from burning building in Dublin suburb
A man in his 70s was taken to St Vincent’s University Hospital to be treated for smoke inhalation.
# Fire
All patients being evacuated from Wexford General Hospital after fire breaks out
Wexford County Council is urging members of the public to avoid the area.
Wexford Fire Service received an emergency call at 3.42pm today about the fire at the hospital.
Wexford County Council is urging members of the public to avoid the area.
No casualties have been reported.
This year
# London
Woman appears in UK court accused of lying about living in Grenfell Tower
Salma Said allegedly received almost £400,000 for lying about being a resident of the tower block on the night of the fire that killed 72 people.
# Mayfield
Woman (60s) dies in house fire in Cork city
The incident happened in Barnavara Cresent, Mayfield in the early hours of the morning.
# factcheck
Debunked: Video of fire does not show building contracted to house asylum seekers
Police are investigating whether misinformation incited the attack
# Charly-sur-Marne
Mother and seven children dead after fire broke out while they slept in France home
The woman’s husband, father to three of the children, was seriously burned and transferred to a hospital.
# Donegal
Trial date set for man accused of murdering mother in house fire
Guenter Lohse will go on trial on 8 April 2024 at the Central Criminal Court.
# rawlton house
Investigation underway into possible arson attack at building in inner city Dublin
Gardaí have stated that no one was injured in the fire.
# Letterkenny
Passengers evacuated as Bus Éireann Expressway coach catches fire in Co Donegal
The incident occurred at the Dry Arch Roundabout in Letterkenny yesterday evening.
# UK
Investigation launched after three people and dog die in hotel fire in Scotland
Emergency services were called to the New County Hotel in Perth just after 5am this morning.
Last year
# Grand Diamond City
Death toll rises to 25 following major fire at casino hotel in Cambodia
The fire at the Grand Diamond City casino and hotel started around midnight on Wednesday.