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Monday 20 November 2017

Pensioner (69) killed in blaze a 'true gentleman'

A PENSIONER killed in a house fire was "one of life's true gentlemen", friends have said.

Terry McDermott, a farm labourer, died when fire swept through his rural cottage.

Gardai believe the fire at the house in Glenkeo, Co Donegal, started accidentally in a kitchen.

The alarm was raised when a passing motorist spotted flames coming through the roof of the single-storey home late on Wednesday night.

Mr McDermott (69), who lived alone, was found dead inside the house after fire crews tackled the blaze.

Local councillor Ciaran Brogan said: "Terry was one of life's true gentlemen."

"He was just a good, decent man and the community here is in a state of shock at his death."

Irish Independent

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