TRIBUTES have been paid to a 'lovely' and 'talented' man who died in a house fire in Denbighshire last week.

At just past 9pm on Friday (May 15), the body of Paul McKee, who was in his 60’s, was found by firefighters at a property in Penrhos, Bryneglwys.

The cause of the fire is now the subject of a joint investigation by the North Wales Fire and Rescue Service and North Wales Police.

A spokesperson for the Fire Service said: “Two fire appliances from Wrexham, an appliance from Corwen and an aerial ladder platform from Wrexham were mobilised to the incident. Crews used four sets of breathing apparatus and three hose reel jets to tackle the fire.”

A relief fire crew from Ruthin remained at the scene on Saturday morning, attending to hotspots.

The Bryneglwys community has rallied together to show their support and pay tribute following the death of Mr McKee, who was a keen biker and appeared to have many talents.

Taking to facebook to pay tribute, one close friend wrote: “Very sad news, Paul was a valued member of our groups, a talented musician, singer and songwriter. Will be sadly missed by us all. Our condolences to his family and friends.”

Another person said: “Going to miss your friendly wave, you’re heavy on my heart today. May the Heavens welcome you with open arms.”

One user said Mr McKee was a “top man who will be sadly missed”, whilst others said he was a “gentle soul” and a “lovely man”.

The Bryneglwys Village Shop’s facebook page says it was approached by a customer asking them to set up a fundraiser in Mr McKee’s honour.

As he had been living with Diabetes, the shop has decided to raise money for the Diabetes UK charity, so far raising nearly £200.

To donate to the cause, go to: or visit the shop.