A MAN AND his five-year-old daughter have died following a house fire in Tralee, Co Kerry overnight.
The fire broke out at a house in Killeen Heights just after 2am this morning with RTÉ Radio reporting that a neighbour who heard screams coming from the house alerted the authorities.
A woman in her late 20s managed to escaped the house by jumping from an upstairs window but a man, 30, and the young girl died. The woman was taken to Kerry General Hospital with a suspected broken leg.
Gardaí say that post mortem examinations will be carried out on the two bodies later today.
The scene of the fire will also be forensically examined but Gardaí say that early indications are that the fire was accidental though the exact cause is not yet known.