Update: Two dead in Roscommon following house fire

Two dead in Roscommon following house fire

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Two bodies (a man and woman, aged in their mid-40s) were discovered inside the house. Death was pronounced at the scene a short time later.

Investigating Gardaí have preserved the scene as they work towards establishing the cause of the fire. The bodies will be removed to Galway General Hospital where post mortem examinations will be conducted. The State Pathologist Margaret Bolster has been informed. Results of the post mortem and a technical examination of the scene will determine the course of the Garda investigation.

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses to contact the Roscommon Garda Station on 090 6437102, the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station.


Gardaí were alerted to a house fire at Gurth, Ballinasloe, County Roscommon in the early hours of this morning Thursday 13th May, 2021 at approximately 2 a.m.

Three units of fire brigade and ambulance attended the scene assisted by Gardaí from Ballinasloe, Clonark and Roscommon.

Two bodies, a man and a woman, both in their 50s have been removed from the scene. Gardaí and the fire brigade remain at the scene at this time and investigations are ongoing.

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