Woman in her 80s dies following house fire in Donegal 1 year ago

Woman in her 80s dies following house fire in Donegal

Tragic news.

A woman has died following a house fire in Donegal on Tuesday afternoon (12 April).


The fire at the house in the Doochary area was extinguished at approximately 4.40pm.

The body of the woman, aged in her 80s, was discovered inside the premises.

The scene is currently preserved and the Garda Technical Bureau are conducting a technical examination.

The services of the Office of the State Pathologist have been requested.


The results of the post-mortem examination will determine the course of the Garda investigation.

A man, aged in his 60s, has been arrested in relation to an alleged offence of criminal damage.

He is currently detained under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984 in Ballyshannon Garda Station.

Gardaí are appealing to anyone who may have information in relation to this incident to contact them at Ballyshannon Garda Station on 071 985 8530, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111, or any Garda station.


No further information is available at this time.