NORTH CORK: A man in his 80s has died in a Buttevant house fire

2 September 2017, 11am
By Elaine Murphy

A man in his 80s has died, and a man in his 40s has been injured, in a house fire in Buttevant, Co. Cork.

Gardaí and fire services attended the scene of a house fire at Knockbarry Cottages, at approximately 9.30pm last night. The fire was brought under control by the fire services a short time later.

The body of the deceased man (80s) remains at the scene this morning. A second man (40s) rescued from the house was taken by ambulance to Cork University Hospital. His injures are not thought to be life threatening.

The circumstances of the fire are under investigation, the house is sealed off and a technical examination will be carried out later today. The Coroner has been notified.

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