Friday 19 July 2019

Elderly man (80s) dies following early morning house fire in Limerick


David Raleigh

Gardai are investigating after a pensioner died in a house fire in Limerick in the early hours of this morning.

The man, aged in his 80s, was discovered unresponsive by his son who returned to the house in the early hours of this morning.

Gardai said they do not suspect foul play.

A Garda spokeswoman stated: "Gardaí are investigating a fatal house fire in Keyes Park in Limerick City at 2am on June 2nd 2018. A man in his 80s was pronounced dead at the scene.

"The fire was discovered by the man's son who was returning home. He discovered the house filled with smoke and his father unresponsive in an upstairs bedroom.

"The scene in preserved for technical examination but at this stage Gardaí believe the fire was accidental."

A spokesperson at Munster Fire Control said it received a 999 alert to go to a house, at Keyes Park, Southill, Limerick city, at 1.38am.

Limerick City and County Fire Service dispatched three units to the scene, which was also attended by gardai and ambulance paramedics.

A post mortem will be carried out on the body of the deceased male at University Hospital Limerick.

Gardai at Roxboro Road are investigating the fatal fire.

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