Stoneybatter fire highlights need for vigilance around fire safety

27 April 2015

by Cllr Joe Costello

The death of a man and the hospitalisation of an elderly woman after a house fire in Sigurd Road, Stoneybatter is a terrible tragedy.  Both were well known in the local close-knit community.

The tragedy raises issues of home safety and how easily a fire can get out of control and cause incalculable damage and harm.

Elderly people, in particular, who need to keep warm, should take every precaution in relation to fires in their homes.  Likewise, local people should be constantly on the alert and watch out for their frail and vulnerable neighbours.