One man has died and another has been hospitalised following a house fire in county Louth.
Emergency services were alerted to the incident on the Gray Acre Road in Dundalk at around 7am.
Two men were in the house when the blaze broke out.
A man in his 80s was pronounced dead at the scene and his body's been removed to the Louth County mortuary.
The second man is being treated in Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital
The scene's been preserved for a technical examination and diversions are in place.
Gardai say the incident is not being treated as suspicious at the moment.