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10th Sep 2023

Man and woman dead after Cavan house fire

Simon Kelly

Cavan house fire

Investigations are ongoing.

A man and a woman have died following a house fire in Co. Cavan, Gardaí have confirmed.

The incident, which occurred at a house in Ballyjamesduff, was reported in the early hours of Sunday morning (September 10), where emergency services attended the scene and extinguished the fire.

A man in his 50s and a woman in her 80s were pronounced dead at the scene.

The bodies of the deceased have been taken to the mortuary at Cavan General Hospital, where a post-mortem will take place in due course.

Gardaí confirm man (50s) and a woman (80s) die in Cavan house fire

In a statement to JOE, a Garda spokesperson said:

“Gardaí were alerted to a fire at a domestic residence in Ballyjamesduff, Co. Cavan shortly before 2.00am on Sunday morning, 10th September 2023.”

They added that the scene of the fire is currently preserved for a technical examination by the Garda Technical Bureau and that the Coroner has been notified.

Gardaí also confirmed that investigations are currently ongoing.

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