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22/09/2021

BREAKING: A man has died after a house fire in Derry

A man has died after a house fire in Derry

A man has died after a fire in a house in the Clooney Terrace area, Derry

Police can confirm that a man has died following a fire at a house in the Clooney Terrace area of Derry's Waterside on Sunday 12 September.

Emergency services were notified of the fire just before 5pm and the area was closed to traffic in both directions.

Inspector Lavery said: “Northern Ireland Fire & Rescue Service extinguished the blaze but, sadly, a man was pronounced dead at the scene. 

“Police are conducting enquiries into this death, on behalf of the coroner. At this stage, the death is not being treated as suspicious.”

A Northern Ireland Fire & Rescue Service Spokesperson said: “The thoughts and sympathies of Northern Ireland Fire & Rescue Service are with the family and friends of a man who died following a fire on Clooney Terrace, Derry. 
  
“On Sunday 12 September at 4.54pm, firefighters were called to reports of a fire in a flat. 
  
“Four Fire Appliances attended the incident- 1 from Northland, 2 from Crescent Link and 1 from Limavady. 
  
“On arrival, attending crews were faced with a well-developed fire within the flat which required Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus to enter the property to extinguish the fire. 
  
“Tragically, a male casualty was discovered in the property and was pronounced dead at the scene. 
  
“The fire was under control by 6:18pm and the cause remains under investigation.” 

Gary Middleton, MLA for Foyle, said: “I am deeply saddened to hear that a gentleman has died following the incident at Clooney Terrace, Waterside last night. 

"This has come as such a shock to the local community.

"My deepest sympathies are with his family and friends at this sad time.”

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