Witnesses Sought To Fatal House Fire In Carrickmacross

Gardaí have appealed for witnesses to a fatal house fire in Carrickmacross on Monday 21 March.

Emergency services were called to a property at St. Macartans Villas at about 01:30.

A man, aged in his 60s, was pronounced dead at the scene and his body was removed to Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Drogheda where a post mortem was carried out. The results have been passed to the investigation 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.

Gardaí have asked for witnesses who may have been in the area between 19:00 on Sunday 20 March and 02:00 on Monday 21 March to contact them at Carrickmacross Garda Station on 042 9690190, the Garda Confidential Telephone Line on 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station.


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