Man in his 80s dies after house fire in Cork

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A man in his 80s has died and a man in his 40s injured in a house fire in Buttevant, Co. Cork.

Gardaí and fire services attended the scene of a house fire at Knockbarry Cottages, at approximately 9.30pm. The fire was brought under control by fire services a short time later.

The body of the deceased man remains at the scene. A second man in his 40s was rescued from the house and was taken by ambulance to Cork University Hospital. His injures are not thought to be life threatening.

The circumstances of the fire are under investigation, the house is sealed off and a technical examination will be carried out later today. The Coroner has been notified.