Published Wednesday, 09 October 2013
Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service attended the scene of the fatal fire. (© Pacemaker)
The 90-year-old victim was found by firefighters in the hallway of his first-floor flat at Main Street in the village of Tempo.
Emergency services had been called to the scene of the blaze, described as "significant", shortly after 11.45am on Wednesday.
"Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus entered the flat and sadly found a 90-year-old male fatality in the hallway," a spokesman for the NI Fire and Rescue Service said.
"Both a man in his 60s, who tried to gain entry into the flat to help rescue the man, and a woman in the adjacent flat were taken to hospital suffering from the effects of breathing in smoke."
Police are investigating the cause of the fire and say that there are no further details at this stage.
Main Street was closed to traffic for a time due to the blaze, but has since reopened - although the footpaths remain closed to pedestrians.
The man who died has not yet officially been named, but Sinn Féin MLA Phil Flanagan says he was very well known in the area.
Expressing his sympathies to the victim's family and friends, he added: "The whole community is shocked by this incident and it will take some time for people to come to terms with the news that a man has lost his life."
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