Girl (9) and woman aged 87 die in Wexford house fire
Gardaí not as yet treating cause of fire as suspicious
Gardaí are not as yet treating the cause of the fire as suspicious, but are awaiting the results of the postmortems. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times
Emergency services were called to tackle the blaze at about 12.30am.
The girl had been staying in the house with her mother and her mother’s partner.
The mother’s partner, in his 50s, was taken to Vincent’s Hospital in Dublin for treatment for non life-threatening injuries after the fire.
Gardaí are not as yet treating the cause of the fire as suspicious, but are awaiting the results of the postmortems.
The scene has been preserved as investigations by gardaí continue.
The relationship between the young girl and the woman has not as yet been confirmed.
Fianna Fail TD John Browne said there is a huge amount of shock and sadness in the area today.
Additional reporting: PA