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Police investigate fatal Cookstown fire

  • 12-23-2012

A man has died following a fire at a house in County Tyrone, the police have said.

Police were told about the fire, which happened in Cook Crescent, Cookstown, shortly before 13:50 GMT.

Fire crews also attended the scene.

A Police Service of Northern Ireland spokesperson said officers are investigating the circumstances surrounding the fire.

Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service station commander Alan Martin said that when crews first arrived they were met with a "very intense" fire.

"Breathing apparatus was put on and fire crews were committed and quickly got the fire under control," he said.

"Unfortunately there was one male fatality."

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