Man Dies In House Fire In Meath

David Layde
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Enquiries are continuing into a fire which killed a man in his 40s in Kells, County Meath.

Emergency services were called to a house at around 8.15am this morning in the Archdeaconry Glebe area.

A man in his early 40s was pronounced dead after being taken to Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital.

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Another man and a woman remain in hospital, but aren’t thought to be seriously injured.

The house remains sealed off and a technical exam is being carried out as enquiries into the incident are ongoing.

Meanwhile, firefighters are worried over a lack of long ladders for fighting fires in Dublin city and county.

They say they’re using old equipment which is breaking down and being replaced by second hand appliances, because of a shortage of Government funding.

SIPTU Fire Fighter Shane McGill said that yesterday (Friday) the department fell a third below the agreed minimum.