Three found dead after Leitrim fire

Three people - two women and one man - have died in a house fire in Co Leitrim. It is understood all three were related and are believed to be a mother, father and their daughter.

The blaze broke out in Lisnabrack, near Manorhamilton, in the early hours of this morning.

The alarm was raised at around 2am today, when a passerby noticed the house on fire and called the emergency services.

Several units of the local fire service attended the scene.

Gardaí say three people were found dead inside the house - believed to be a man and two women.

The fire has now been extinguished. The three bodies are still at the scene.

An investigation has been launched to establish the cause of the blaze, but it is not thought to have been started deliberately.

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