30/10/2008

Fermanagh Fire Fatal

Three police officers who helped in a disparate rescue attempt during a fatal house fire in rural Fermanagh have been treated in hospital.

They suffered minor injuries as they assisted in attempts to rescue the four people who were in the house on Derryvullan Road, in Tamlaght, outside Enniskillen.
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Three of the people in the house at the time of the blaze were helped to escape, but NI Fire & Rescue Service Group Commander Eamonn Gallagher said crews later found a dead man in a first-floor bedroom.

A second man in his 30s and a couple aged in their 60s were taken to hospital where the woman's injuries are said to be "serious".

The blaze was initially reported at about 1.40am, with the cause still being investigated.

"This will be a police-led investigation and they will be trying to determine the cause of the fire," added the senior fire officer.

(BMcC)

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