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Man in his 50’s dies in Newry house fire

A man has died following a house fire in Newry on Monday evening.

The victim, aged in his fifties, passed away following the blaze at the property in the Stream Street area of the city.

Emergency services were tasked to the scene at approximately 8.20pm.

Police confirmed the man’s death this morning.

A spokesperson said: “Officers attended, along with colleagues from the Northern Ireland Fire & Rescue Service who extinguished the blaze.

“The fire is not being treated as suspicious at this time.”

Northern Ireland Fire & Rescue Service (NIFRS) Assistant Chief Fire & Rescue Officer Aidan Jennings said: “The thoughts and sympathies of Northern Ireland Fire & Rescue Service are with the family and friends of a man who died following a fire on Stream Street, Newry.

“On Monday, at 8.18pm, firefighters were called to reports of a fire in a terraced house on Stream Street, Newry.

“Three Fire Appliances attended the incident – two from Newry and one from Warrenpoint. The fire was out when firefighters arrived, and tragically a male casualty died as a result of the incident.

“The incident was dealt with by 11.05pm and the cause of the fire is believed to be accidental ignition.”

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