Fire destroys house

A FIRE which caused substantial damage to a house on The Square in Inistioge is believed to have started accidentally, Mary Cody writes.

A FIRE which caused substantial damage to a house on The Square in Inistioge is believed to have started accidentally, Mary Cody writes.

Gardai and fire services were called to the scene over St Patrick’s Day weekend. Gardai have ruled out any malicious cause to the fire and are treating it as accidental. It is believed that an electric blanket may have caused the accident. The occupant of the house, a male in his twenties was not present at the time and there were no injuries.