Two sisters both aged in their 20s, have died in a house fire in Letterkenny, Co Donegal.

They have been named locally as Jodie and Anngeline Brogan.

One of the women was pronounced dead at the scene.

The second woman was taken to Letterkenny General Hospital in a critical condition, but has since died.

It is understood the sisters were 24 and 28-years-old.

A man who was in the house in Ceanann View managed to escape and raised the alarm at around 11am.

Letterkenny mayor Paschal Blake said local people were totally devastated and numb with shock at the deaths.

Gardaí have sealed off the house for a technical examination, although the fire is not believed to be suspicious.