Newry House Fire Victim Named

A man who died in a house fire in Newry on Friday was 62-year-old Jimmy Thompson.

Mr Thompson was pronounced dead at the scene of the blaze which happened in the Parkview area.

Detective Chief Inspector Mark Gibson said: "Two men were rescued from the property, but sadly one man was later pronounced dead at the scene. Colleagues from Northern Ireland Ambulance Service were also in attendance during the incident.
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"We can confirm that 62 year old Jimmy Thompson died due to smoke inhalation. A second man was taken to hospital following the incident and remains in a critical but stable condition at this time.

"Enquiries are continuing in relation to the circumstances surrounding the incident.

"We would appeal to anyone who was in the area at the time of the incident to contact detectives on 101, quoting reference number 2294 21/05/21."

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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