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Man found dead at Co Tyrone house fire

Published 10/06/2015

A 55 year old man was found dead following a house fire in a terrace house at Eastvale Avenue around 1.30am on Wednesday. PSNI are investigating. No obvious signs of a fire were visible at the premises.
A 55 year old man was found dead following a house fire in a terrace house at Eastvale Avenue around 1.30am on Wednesday. PSNI are investigating. No obvious signs of a fire were visible at the premises.

A man has been found dead at a house fire in Co Tyrone.

The fire broke out at a mid-terrace house in Eastvale Avenue in Dungannon in the early hours of Wednesday morning.

Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service received a call at 1.26am and the fire was already out on arrival.

A NIFRS spokesman said: "A man was found deceased at the scene.

"Police Service of Northern Ireland is now investigating this incident.”

A spokeswoman for the PSNI said: "Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the sudden death of a man in the Eastvale Avenue area of Dungannon, following a fire in a house.

"Police enquiries are continuing."

Ulster Unionist MP Tom Elliott said: "I would like to offer my condolences to the family and friends of the man who died in last night’s house fire in Eastvale Avenue, Dungannon.

"This is obviously an extremely distressing time for the dead man’s family and friends and my sympathies go out to them.

"I understand that the Police are investigating the circumstances and would urge anyone who can assist them to come forward immediately."

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