Newtownbutler: man killed in house fire
- 21 October 2012
- From the section Northern Ireland
A man has died in a house fire in County Fermanagh.
It is understood he was in his mid-50s and lived alone. Fire crews were called to the fire at a cottage at Clones Road in the Kilroot area of Newtownbutler shortly before 07:00 BST on Sunday.
When they arrived, the roof of the house had partially collapsed. The cottage was extensively damaged in the blaze.
A police spokesman said the cause of the fire is under investigation.
Ulster Unionist MLA Tom Elliott said people living in the area were shocked.
"They are a very close-knit community in Newtownbutler," he said.
"There will be people who will be grieving, particularly family members and our thoughts are with them. We have had a number of tragedies in recent weeks.
"This is a further one. People are almost in a daze."