8 fatalities including a young child in Carrickmines blaze

It is believed that at least eight people have passed away in a fire that broke out in a halting site in Carrickmines in the early hours of this morning. The are reporting that a young child was among the eight to have perished in the blaze that happened at around 4am this morning. Gardai are not treating the fire as suspicious. It is understood that three generations of one family live on the site that is located next to Wayside Celtic Football Club near Dun Laoighre. Fire services have been battling the blaze since the early hours of this morning and the Dublin Fire Brigade confirmed that six units were dispatched to the scene along with three ambulances. It is also believed that two children and two adults have been taken to St Vincent's and Tallaght hospitals after suffering from smoke inhalation. Sinn Féin councillor Chris Curran spoke of his sadness at the tragic incident.
"It seems to be around four o clock this morning a fire took place on the Glenamuck Road and there's been multiple fatalities," he told
"I've hear information locally that as many as eight people have passed away and a young child remains in hospital. It certainly seems that the poor family in this case that has been affected have been living in this area for a very long time, certainly in my knowledge. An awful lot of people would have known them. They would have been well-liked and well-known," he added.

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