A man has died following a house fire in Co Roscommon late last night.

The blaze broke out at a home in the village of Ballyleague shortly before midnight.

Gardaí and the emergency services attended the fire.

The occupant of the house, a man in his mid 60s, was pronounced dead at the scene a short time later.

His body has since been removed to the mortuary at University Hospital Galway.

The scene has been preserved for examination.

Foul play is not suspected.

A file will now be prepared for the coroner.