A house fire in Bray, Co Wicklow, in which a 55-year-old man died is being treated as arson by gardaí.
The fire on Oldcourt Avenue broke out at about 4.30am.
The man was taken from the house by the Fire Brigade and CPR was administered but he was pronounced dead at the scene.
His body remains at the scene but will shortly be removed to St Colmcille’s Hospital in Loughlinstown for a post-mortem examination.
A man in his 20s was in the house at the time of the blaze but was not injured.
Three units of Wicklow Fire Service attended the scene.
The scene has been sealed-off for a technical examination. The office of the State Pathologist has been notified.
Gardaí in Bray are appealing for witnesses or anyone who may have seen any suspicious behaviour in the vicinity of Oldcourt Avenue area before 4.30am to contact them on 01 6665300, the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111 or any Garda station.
Separately, fire fighters in Dublin dealt with a fire at a house in Swords.
The blaze broke out at 12.15am at Holywell.
Two adults and two children were in the house at the time.
It is understood they are all being treated in hospital.