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Witness appeal as man and woman found dead in Co Roscommon house fire

The house fire broke out at Gurth in Ballinasloe at around 2am this morning.

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Updated May 13th 2021, 1:20 PM

A MAN AND a woman have been found dead after a house in Co Roscommon went on fire.

Gardaí received a report of a house fire at Gurth in Ballinasloe in the early hours of this morning, at around 2am.

Three units of fire brigade and ambulance attended the scene, assisted by Gardaí from Ballinasloe, Clonark and Roscommon.

The bodies of the man and woman, aged in their mid-40s, were discovered inside the house. They were pronounced dead at the scene a short time later. 

The bodies will be taken to Galway General Hospital where post-mortem examinations will be carried out. The State Pathologist Margaret Bolster has been notified.

Investigating gardaí have preserved the scene are they work towards establishing the cause of the fire. 

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Results of the post-mortems and a technical examination of the scene will determine the course of the Garda investigation. 

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses to contact Roscommon Garda Station on 090 643 7102, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any garda station. 

With reporting by Hayley Halpin

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