An 80-year-old man has died in a house fire in an isolated area of Co Donegal.

The blaze broke out in his home in the townland of Glaiseach Bheag near An Clochán in the centre of the county.

Fire units from nearby Dungloe and Glenties were called to the scene at around 2pm.

The man, who lived alone, was taken from the house but was pronounced dead at the scene at 2.25pm.

Gardaí carried out examinations at the house this afternoon.

A post-mortem examination on the man's remains is to take place at Letterkenny University Hospital.