A 40-year-old man has died following a fire at an apartment building in Cavan last night.

The alarm was raised at around 8pm when smoke was noticed coming from an apartment building off Main Street in Cavan Town.

A child and two adults were rescued from the building and taken to hospital where they were treated for smoke inhalation.

It’s understood two firemen were also treated for minor injuries.

The body of the man remains at the scene this morning awaiting identification, which Gardaí say may take some time.

They are not treating the fire as suspicious.

Gardai are appealing for anyone with any information to contact them.