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Fire victim laid to rest

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Fire victim laid to rest


A pensioner who died tragically in a house fire in Newport was buried in his native Achill yesterday.
Denis Carton died following a fire at his home at Seaview, Newport on Wednesday morning at approximately 9am.The alarm was raised by a neighbour who spotted flames coming from the home and units of the Mayo Fire Brigade were called to attend the scene. Despite their efforts they were unable to save Mr Carton who was pronounced dead at the scene.
An investigation was carried out by Gardaí but they do not believe there was anything suspicious about how the fire started. Mr Carton’s (69) body was brought to Mayo General Hospital where a post mortem took place.
A native of Polranny in Achill, Mr Carton was a separated man with a grown-up family and had lived in Newport for a number of years. His requiem Mass took place yesterday in St Joseph’s Church, Bunnacurry and he was buried afterwards in Bunnacurry Cemetery.