Elderly man dies in fire at Cork home as garda technical examination takes place

AN elderly man died in a fire at his home early this morning.

Gardai and emergency services rushed to the scene in Arderrow, Co. Cork.

Gardai at the scene on Rathcooney Road, Cork

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Gardai at the scene on Rathcooney Road, CorkCredit: Alamy Live News
The fire broke out earlier today

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The fire broke out earlier todayCredit: Alamy Live News

Firefighters were able to extinguish the blaze in minutes.

The man, aged in his 70s, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The home has been sealed off for a technical examination.

A garda spokeswoman said: “Gardai attended the scene of a fire in Arderrow, Co. Cork which occurred in the early hours of this morning, Thursday 11th February 2021.

“A male, aged in his 70s, was pronounced dead at the scene.

“His body remains at the scene as Gardaí conduct a technical examination.

“Investigations are ongoing.”

Cork, Ireland – The Sun