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Gardaí treat fire as ‘suspicious’

Gardaí are treating as suspicious a fire at a Traveller accommodation site at Knockanean, on the outskirts of Ennis, in the early hours of Sunday morning.

Emergency services were alerted to the fire just off Junction 13 of the M18 motorway at around 4am. Fire tenders, an ambulance and the gardaí attended the scene.

The house, which was unoccupied at the time, was engulfed in flames.

Gardaí say they’re treating the fire as suspicious and are awaiting results of a forensic examination before determining the course of their investigation.

Anyone with information on the incident or who may have been in the Tulla Road area around 4am on Sunday morning tare asked to contact the bgardai at Ennis on 065 684 8100.

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