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Gardai appeal for information following fatal blaze

Gardai appeal for information following fatal blaze

Gardai are appealing for witnesses to a fatal house fire which occurred at St. Macartans Villas, Carrickmacross, Co Monaghan on Monday at 1:30am.

A man in his 60s was pronounced dead at the scene and his body was taken to Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Drogheda, where a post mortem was carried out by the Deputy State Pathologist, Dr Michael Curtis.

The results have passed to the investigations team.

The scene was examined by the Cavan/Monaghan Divisional Scene of Crime Unit and The Garda Technical Bureau.

The cause of the fire has yet to be established.              .

Gardai wish to appeal for witnesses who may have been in the area of St. Macartans Villas, Carrickmacross between 7pm on Sunday 20th of March and 2am on Monday 21st of March to contact them at Carrickmacross Garda Station on 042 9690190, The Garda Confidential Telephone Line 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station.