Investigation underway after man dies in Co Longford house fire

The man in his 80s was found dead at the scene

Investigation underway after man dies in Co Longford house fire

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A forensic examination is set to be carried out at the scene of a fatal house fire in Longford.

A man in his 80s lost his life in the fire at Ballinalee.

Emergency services were called to the scene at around 8pm last night.

A post mortem on the man's remains is expected to be carried out today.

At this stage there is nothing to suggest the fire started suspiciously.