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Fatal Roscommon house fire being treated as suspicious

Investigators are treating as suspicious a house fire which took place the early hours of this morning, which led to the death of a five-year-old girl.

File photo of Sligo General Hospital, where a man and two children are being treated following the fire
File photo of Sligo General Hospital, where a man and two children are being treated following the fire
Image: Haydn West/PA Archive/Press Association Images

GARDAÍ ARE NOW treating a fire in Co Roscommon in which a five-year-old girl died as suspicious.

The fire was discovered at the house at Termon Road, Boyle, Co Roscommon between 2.30am and 3am this morning. A man in his 40s and two young children, aged three and four, escaped from the house and were taken to Sligo General Hospital.

The Deputy State Pathologist Dr Jabber will carry out a post-mortem examination of the body of the five-year-old girl this evening.

RTÉ reports that the mother of the children was not in the house at the time as she is currently pregnant and in hospital.

Gardaí are appealing for anyone who was in the Termon Road area of Boyle or anyone with any information about this incident to contact the incident room at Boyle Garda Station on 071 9664620.

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