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.