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'Nice, gentle man': Tributes paid to elderly man killed in Donegal house fire

The fire was discovered by a person calling to the house.

Updated 10am.

THE ELDERLY MAN who died in a house fire in Donegal yesterday afternoon has been described as a ‘nice, gentle man’.

James Campbell was pronounced dead at the scene of the fire at 2.22pm.

The blaze at the house at Glassaghbeg, Cloghan was discovered by a caller who alerted the fire service.

The 80-year-old lived alone and there was no-one else in the house at the time.

Neighbour Mary Hartin told TheJournal.ie, “Everybody in the community got a shock.

He was nice, gentle person. He was harmless.

“His wife died a few years ago and he had no family.”

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