Friday 16 November 2018

Pensioner dies following house fire in Mayo

The house is sealed off. Stock picture
The house is sealed off. Stock picture
Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

A man in his 80s has died following a house fire in County Mayo.

Gardaí attended the scene of a fatal house fire at Ballymangan, near Hollymount shortly after midnight on Friday morning.

The fire was quickly brought under control by local fire services.

A man in his 80s was recovered from the house and treated at the scene by emergency services personnel. He was pronounced dead a short time later.

There was no one else in the house at the time.

The man’s body was removed to the mortuary at Mayo General Hospital and the local Coroner was notified.

The house is sealed off and the cause of the fire remains unclear.

Gardaí confirmed that a technical examination will be carried this morning and enquiries are ongoing.

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