18 January 2023
Mark Deeney, Assistant Chief Fire & Rescue Officer, Northern Ireland Fire & Rescue Service (NIFRS) said:
“On Wednesday 18 January at 5.39am, Firefighters were called to reports of a fire in a 2 storey terraced house in Edinburgh Park, Omagh.
“3 Fire Appliances attended the incident- 1 from Omagh, 1 from Dromore and 1 from Fintona. Firefighters rescued a man from the house and extinguished the fire. They administered first aid to the casualty, but tragically he died at the scene.
“The thoughts and sympathies of Northern Ireland Fire & Rescue Service are with his loved ones at this time.
“The cause of the fire is under investigation.”