Three family members die in house fire overnight in Leitrim
THE two women and a man who died in a house fire early today were members of the same family, it has been confirmed.
The names of the 75-year-old husband, his 77-year-old wife and their 34-year-old daughter have not been released as relatives are being informed.
The bodies of a couple have been removed from the scene at Lisnabrack in Leitrim.
RTE News reports that someone driving past the house saw the fire and called the emergency services at 2:20am.
Fire units from Manorhamilton, Sligo and Carrick-on-Shannon fought the blaze.
They found the family, who were well known in the area, in a search of the two-storey house.
Manorhamilton Sinn Féin Councillor Seán McSharry described the fire as a “terrible tragedy”.
Investigations into the cause of the fire are under way, but it is not believed to have started deliberately.