MAN DIES IN HOUSE FIRE

Fire fighters called out to a house in Co Down where a man was found dead

Fire fighters called out to a house in Co Down where a man was found dead

POLICE are not treating as suspicious a fire which claimed the life of a man in Co Down.

The fire broke out on the Islandmoyle Road outside Kilcoo on Friday.

The alarm was raised around 11. 50 am by neighbours and two fire tenders from Rathfriland Fire Station attended the scene but were not need as the fire was already out by the time they arrived.

The Fire and Rescue Service said entered the property and found a male dead in the bedroom.

“A small fire in the bedroom had burnt itself out,” said a spokesperson.

The PSNI said: “At this stage, police are not treating the incident as suspicious.”

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