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BREAKING: One person dead following house fire in Graiguenamanagh

A second person has non-life threatening injuries

A man in his 80s has died following a house fire in Graiguenamanagh.

A second person in the house, a female in her 50s, has been taken to St Luke’s Hospital Kilkenny with non-life threatening injuries.

It’s believed a father and daughter lived in the property.

Kilkenny fire service attended the scene just before midnight, and extinguished the fire by 4am.

The incident occurred at a home on the town’s Main Street next to the Garda station.

The street is closed this morning for a technical examination, with local diversions in place.

An eyewitness reports that the house is completely destroyed this morning, while two fire tenders and Gardaí remain at the scene.

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