One person has died following a house fire in Longford 1 year ago

One person has died following a house fire in Longford

Sad news.

An 83-year-old woman has died following a fire at a house in Abbeylara, Co Longford.

Gardaí from Granard were called to the scene of a house fire at Camagh near Abbeylara shortly after 7pm on Saturday evening.

The blaze was eventually brought under control by units from Castlepollard and Granard Fire Brigade but the body of an 83-year-old woman was recovered at the scene.

No one else was in the house at the time.

The local coroner was notified and her body has since been removed to Mullingar Hospital where a post-mortem examination will be carried out.

Foul play is not suspected and a file will be prepared for the coroner.