January 21, 2021

Two men perish in tragic house fire in Kells

Two men have died in a house fire.

The tragedy occured after a blaze ripped through the victims’ home in Kells, Co Meath, at around 3am this morning.

Gardaí and emergency services rushed to the scene, but the two men, who were aged in their 40s and 50s, were pronounced dead at the scene.

Two other occupants of the house, a male and female, were uninjured.

A Garda spokesperson said: “Gardaí are investigating all circumstances of this incident. No further information is available at this time.”

Shane Doran

Shane Doran is founder and Co-Managing Editor of News Now Media, incorporating KilkennyNow.ie, WaterfordNow.ie and WicklowNow.ie. He is a former newspaper editor who has held senior executive roles across five national newspaper titles, both broadsheet and tabloid. He was News Editor and Executive Editor of the Irish Independent for more than seven years and spent a number of years in South Africa where he worked as editor of The Daily Voice newspaper. Shane has held senior editorial position with The Sunday Independent, The Herald and The Irish Daily Star and has served as Executive Editor (Group) of Independent News & Media (INM), Ireland’s largest newspaper group.

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