A man has died following a house fire in Waterford early this morning.

Emergency services were called to the scene at Ballytruckle Court in Waterford city at about 4.45am.

Firefighters from the Waterford fire service brought the fire under control, but the body of a man, aged in his late 70s or early 80s, was found in the house.

He was given emergency medical attention at the scene, but pronounced dead.

His body was removed to University Hospital Waterford where a post-mortem examination will take place.

Gardaí and fire officers are investigating all of the circumstances surrounding the fire, but it is understood they do not believe there was anything suspicious.

The scene has been sealed off and anyone with information has been asked to contact gardaí on 051 305300.