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A man has died following a fire in Co Tyrone

A man has died following a fire in Co Tyrone

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A man has died following a fire in Co Tyrone

A woman in her 40s has died after a house fire in west Belfast.

The blaze occurred shortly after midnight on Thursday morning at Lenadoon Avenue.

Alan Hamill from the Fire and Rescue Service said: "The first fire crews were faced with a very severe fire on the first floor in the attack of a semi-detached house.

"Unfortunately [fire fighters] quickly discovered the deceased in a bedroom in the attic of the house."

Police are investigating the cause of the blaze.

Belfast Telegraph


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