Detectives are continuing to appeal for information following a fatal house fire on Friday, May 21.
Detective Chief Inspector Mark Gibson said: “Shortly after 11:40pm, colleagues from Northern Ireland Fire & Rescue Service attended a report of a fire at a mid-terraced bungalow in the Parkview area of Newry
“Two men were rescued from the property, but sadly one man was later pronounced dead at the scene.
“Colleagues from Northern Ireland Ambulance Service were also in attendance during the incident.
“We can confirm that 62 year old Jimmy Thompson died due to smoke inhalation.
“A second man was taken to hospital following the incident and remains in a critical but stable condition at this time.
“Enquiries are continuing in relation to the circumstances surrounding the incident.
“We would appeal to anyone who was in the area at the time of the incident to contact detectives on 101, quoting reference number 2294 21/05/21.
“A report can also be made online using our non-emergency reporting form via http://www.psni.police.uk/makeareport/ .
You can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at http://crimestoppers-uk.org/ .”