Friday 23 December 2022
Mark Deeney, Assistant Chief Fire & Rescue Officer, Northern Ireland Fire & Rescue Service (NIFRS) said:
“The thoughts and sympathies of Northern Ireland Fire & Rescue Service are with the loved ones of a man who died following a fire on Church Street, Rostrevor on Wednesday.
“On Wednesday 21 December at 8.26pm, Firefighters were called to reports of a fire in a first floor flat.
“4 Fire Appliances attended the incident- 2 from Warrenpoint, 1 from Newry and 1 from Kilkeel. Firefighters extinguished the fire, but tragically a man died at the scene.
“The incident was dealt with by 11.27pm and the cause of the fire is believed to be accidental ignition.”