Man in his 80s dies following house fire in Co Mayo

The fire happened at Ballymangan, near Hollymount

Man in his 80s dies following house fire in Co Mayo

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An elderly man his died following a house fire in Co Mayo.

The blaze happened at Ballymangan, near Hollymount.

Gardaí and local fire services attended the scene shortly after midnight.

A man in his 80s was recovered from the house, and he was treated by emergency services personnel at the scene.

He was pronounced dead a short time later, and his body has been removed to the mortuary at Mayo General Hospital.

There was nobody else in the the house at the time of the fire.

The house has been sealed off, and a technical examination is due to be carried out this morning.