Man dies in Dublin apartment fire
A man in his late 50s has died in a fire.
The blaze broke out during the early hours of this morning in a flat at Constitution Hill in the North inner city.
Alerted to the incident at 3.17am, Dublin Fire Brigade commissioned three fire engines, an ambulance and an emergency tender with a ladder to attend the scene.
Fire officers from nearby Phibsborough Garda station found the man inside the flat at about 3.30am. He was pronounced dead at 3.37am, Dublin Fire Brigade said.
Today, the scene is preserved by gardaí. The Office of the State Pathologist and the Garda Technical Bureau have been notified, a Garda spokeswoman said.
The incident took place at Constitution Hill Flats, public housing that overlooks the King's Inns barrister training college and is adjacent to the Broadstone station of Dublin Bus.
No one else was in the flat at the time of the fire. There is no indication, at this stage, as to how the fire started.
The body of the man, whose name as not yet been released, was removed to Dublin City Morgue. A post-mortem examination is scheduled to take place tomorrow morning