Thursday 23 November 2017

Man (80s) killed - and his son hospitalised - following early morning house fire

Scene of serious fire Credit: Ciara Wilkinson
Scene of serious fire Credit: Ciara Wilkinson

Elaine Keogh

A man in his 80s has died and his son has been hospitalised following an early morning house fire.

The blaze broke out in a detached bungalow on the Grey Acre road in Dundalk this morning.

It is understood that the father and son were in the building when the fire broke out. 

The blaze was reported to the emergency services just before 7am.

Gardai, fire fighters and the national ambulance service responded to the scene.

Local traffic diversions have been put in place.

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