The alarm was raised in Ballyjamesduff this morning

A man has died after a house fire in County Cavan.

The alarm was raised after a neighbour spotted flames coming from the semi detached house in Ballyjamesduff shortly after 3.00am this morning.

It's understood that a man in his 50s who was the owner and only occupant, was inside the house which became completely engulfed in flames.

The adjoining house was not occupied at the time.

Two units of the Cavan Fire service attend the scene and tackled the blaze which has now been extinguished.

The scene has been sealed off and a garda examination will take place today.