Man dies in Derry house fire

A man has tragically died in a house fire in Derry.

Monday, 13th September 2021, 3:01 pm
The fire occurred on Clooney Terrace.

The blaze occurred in the Waterside on Sunday evening. It is not being treated as suspicious.

Police confirmed this morning that the man died following a fire at a house in the Clooney Terrace area.

Police were notified of the fire just before 5pm, and attended along with colleagues from other emergency services.

Inspector Lavery said: “Northern Ireland Fire & Rescue Service extinguished the blaze but, sadly, a man was pronounced dead at the scene.

“Police are conducting enquiries into this death, on behalf of the Coroner. At this stage, the death is not being treated as suspicious.”

A Northern Ireland Fire & Rescue Service spokesperson said: “The thoughts and sympathies of Northern Ireland Fire & Rescue Service are with the family and friends of a man who died following a fire on Clooney Terrace, Derry/ Londonderry.

“On Sunday, September 12 at 4.54pm, Firefighters were called to reports of a fire in a flat on Clooney Terrace, Derry/Londonderry.

“Four Fire Appliances attended the incident- 1 from Northland, 2 from Crescent Link and 1 from Limavady.

“On arrival, attending crews were faced with a well-developed fire within the flat which required Firefighters wearing Breathing Apparatus to enter the property to extinguish the fire.

“Tragically, a male casualty was discovered in the property and was pronounced dead at the scene.

“The fire was under control by 6:18pm and the cause remains under investigation.”

DUP MLA Gary Middleton said: "Deeply saddened to hear that a gentleman has died following the incident at Clooney Terrace, Waterside last night. My deepest sympathies are with his family and friends at this sad time."

UUP Alderman Darren Guy said: "Saddened to hear of the death of a man in Clooney Terrace house fire on Sunday evening. My thoughts and condolences are with the family at this sad time."