Castlerock Blaze Man Dies

A man rescued from his blazing home in the early hours of Sunday, has since died from his


The 48-year-old victim didn't recover after being rescued from the fire in the Altikeeragh Road

area of Castlerock shortly after 4am.

His tragic death was in spite of fire crews managing to bring the man out of the house.

Bill Wilsden from the Fire and Rescue Service said initial investigations suggested the fire

had started accidentally in the kitchen: "Teams with breathing apparatus went into the house

and proceeded to search for the man," he said.

"He was quickly located, brought outside and given first aid.

"He was suffering from smoke inhalation and was not breathing. He was taken to hospital where he later died.

"The greatest damage appears to have occurred in the kitchen area of the house, which would

suggest that the fire is accidental," he said.


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