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Derrylin house fire victims formally identified

Three generations of the same family including a baby died in the blaze in Derrylin. Picture by Justin Kernoghan/ Photopress

THE four people who died in a Co Fermanagh house fire have been formally identified almost four weeks after the tragedy, with the name of the baby who died revealed for the first time.

The Coroners Service last night said that Morgana Ulva Amira Quinn, who was just 15 months old, lost her life alongside three members of her family in the blaze in Derrylin last month.

The other victims were Denise Pauline Gossett (45), Sabrina Patricia Elizabeth Gossett (19) and Roman Edward Lewis Gossett (16), who are believed to be the baby's grandmother, mother and uncle.

In a statement, the Coroners Service said: "Coroner Mr Patrick McGurgan chaired an Identification Commission on Friday in order to establish the identities of the victims discovered at the address on Molly Road, Derrylin on February 27, following a fire at the property".

The bodies of the three generations of the family were removed from the scene two days after the blaze at the property they had been renting for around a year.

Police had said that the process of officially identifying the four victims of the house fire was "long and complex".

The family rented the house from landlord Tommy Fee, who was among neighbours who battled in vain to save the family.

The three older victims had previously been named locally, although it has been reported that they also used different names.

They were believed to be originally from Doncaster in England and had lived in Tralee in Co Kerry before moving to Derrylin more than a year ago.

Daniel Allen (27), of Molly Road, Enniskillen, has appeared in court charged with the murders and with arson.

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