It happened early this morning.

Two men have died in a house fire in Kells, Co. Meath, in the early hours of this morning.

The fire broke out at a house in the Blackthorn Close area at about 3AM.

Gardai and the emergency services were called to try to bring it under control.

But two men aged in their 40s and 50s were pronounced dead at the scene .

There were another man and woman in the house at the time who escaped uninjured.

Gardai are investigating all the circumstances of the incident.