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Body of man in his 30s discovered at house in Derrynoose

The body of a man was discovered at a house in Derrynoose this afternoon (Wednesday).

The man, who was in his 30s, was discovered at a property on the Derrynoose Road, opposite St Mochua’s Church.

The death is not being treated as suspicious at this time, police have confirmed.

However, evidence of a recent fire at the property was discovered and an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the cause of the fire is now underway.

Fire crews and ambulance service were at the scene since before lunchtime.

A Northern Ireland Fire & Rescue Service (NIFRS) Spokesperson said: “The thoughts and sympathies of Northern Ireland Fire & Rescue Service (NIFRS) are with the family and friends of a man who died following a house fire in Derrynoose, Co Armagh.

“NIFRS received a call at 11.12am today (Wednesday 4 December 2019) to attend a fire at a two-storey house on the Derrynoose Road.

“Two Fire Appliances, one from Keady Fire Station and 1 from Newtownhamilton Fire Station attended the scene.

“A 34 year old man was confirmed dead at the scene. A fire in a downstairs bedroom had burnt itself out.

“The cause of the fire is under investigation.”

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