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Man (27) appears in court over fire that killed four people

He was charged with four counts of murder in Fermanagh.

Emergency services at the house in Derrylin, Fermanagh last week
Emergency services at the house in Derrylin, Fermanagh last week
Image: Brian Lawless/PA Wire/PA Images

A MAN HAS appeared in court, charged with four counts of murder following a fatal fire in Co Fermanagh.

Detectives investigating the fire in Derrylin charged the 27-year-old man yesterday and he appeared before Enniskillen Magistrates’ Court today.

He was also charged with one count of arson with intent to endanger life.

The fire broke out at a house in the Molly Road area of Derrylin on Tuesday, 27 February. Police initially said at least three people had been killed. A fourth body, believed to be that of a young child, was found two days later.

Detective Inspector Peter McKenna last week described the fire as as “ferocious”, saying it had “left a very complex crime scene“.

Comments are closed due to ongoing legal proceedings.

Read: Man charged with four counts of murder over Derrylin house fire

Read: Police still trying to confirm number of victims after ‘ferocious’ house fire

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