Gardai aren't treating the blaze as suspicious

A 59 year old man has died in a house fire in Cork overnight.

The blaze broke out on High street in Drimoleague at around 1am.

Emergency services, including two fire units, attended the scene but the man was pronounced dead a short time later.

A post mortem is due to be carried out later this morning.

Gardai are not treating the fire as suspicious and believe it may have been accidentally started.