Two people have died following a house fire on the Roscommon / Galway border in the early hours of this morning.
Gardai have confirmed that a man and woman, both in their 40s, died in the fire.
The blaze was discovered at about 2am at a house at Gurth, about 13 km east of Ballinasloe.
Fire units from Ballinasloe and Athlone rushed to the scene, assisted by Gardai.
The house has been sealed off and Gardai in Ballinasloe and Roscommon are appealing for witnesses.
Local FG Senator Aisling Dolan told Midwest News that the local community is in shock, since news of the tragedy emerged this morning....