Tipperary fire tragedy update: Nenagh victim is named locally as homeless foreign national

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Tipperary fire tragedy update: Nenagh victim is named locally as homeless foreign national

The man who died in a fire in Nenagh overnight has been named locally as a foreign national who had been homeless.

The Gardai have not released the dead man's name, but he was named locally as Kryztof Sec, who was aged 47 and was known around the town.

It is understood the Gardai are trying to contact his family back in his native country.

Mr Sec's last known address in Nenagh was in Sarsfield Street, but it is believed he may have been sleeping rough on and off. He was known to have health issues.

He died when a fire broke out in a derelict public house on Stafford Street / Kenyon Street, Nenagh at around 1.10pm this Thursday, December 21.

Two units of Nenagh Fire Service, along with one unit from Cloughjordan, attended the scene.

Firefighters discovered the deceased man inside the premises while fighting the blaze.

It’s understood a second person, who is in his 50s, was in the premises at the time of the blaze but managed to escape.

“A body was found at the premises. It is a disused pub on Kenyon Street. The (999) call was made by a passer-by,” said a source.

Firefighters left the scene at 11.55am, nearly 12 hours after they first arrived to tackle the blaze.

The building has been sealed off by Gardai and a technical examination is to take place to establish the cause of the blaze.

A Garda spokesman said: “A fire was reported at 1.05am at Kenyon Street Nenagh. Two males were thought to be staying at the premises. One male was removed to Limerick Hospital with minor injuries. The other male is deceased and was removed to Limerick Hospital for a postmortem.”

The scene was preserved for a technical examination.