Man arrested on suspicion of murder after reports of house fire

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Galway Daily news Missing 17 year old teenager found safe and well

A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a body was found following a fire in the west of Ireland on Sunday evening.

Shortly after 6:30pm this evening, Gardaí and Emergency Services responded to reports of a fire at a house on Pheasanthill, Castlebar.

The body of a man was discovered inside the residence.

A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder in connection with this death.

He is currently detained in Castlebar Garda Station under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984.

The scene is currently preserved and the services of the Garda Technical Bureau, and Office of the State Pathologist are being requested.

Gardaí in Castlebar are appealing to any person who may have information in relation to this incident to contact them at Castlebar Garda Station on 094 903 8200, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111, or any Garda station.

Gardaí have said that the investigation is ongoing, and that they have no further comment at this time.