25 March 2016 No Comments by The Northern Standard

Gardaí have confirmed that an investigation is continuing into the cause of a house fire in Carrickamacross in which a 61-year-old man, Gerry Marron, lost his life.

One unit from Carrickmacross Fire Station, backed up by one from Castleblayney, responded to a call from control at 1.31am on Monday morning last.

It is understood that the blaze at 7 St. Macartan’s Villas, Carrickmacross, was brought under control in less than an hour and contained in the hallway, but that there was smoke damage elsewhere.

Mr. Paul L’Estrange, Chief Fire Officer, Monaghan County Council, said that he wanted to recognise the sterling work of the Carrickmacross crew, in particular, in dealing with the incident. He also wanted to offer his condolences to the family of the deceased.

The long-term resident of Carrickmacross was originally from Magheracloone and lived alone.

Gardaí also confirmed that a postmortem examination took place on Tuesday in Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Drogheda.

As we went to press, the scene remained sealed off for a technical examination.


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