Elderly woman dies amid care home blaze
Published 20/08/2010 | 12:40
A woman in her mid-90s died today after a fire broke out in a nursing home.
The Lakes Nursing Home in Killaloe, Co Clare, was evacuated when a blaze was discovered in a resident's room shortly after midnight.
The woman - who is understood to have received her last rites just hours before the incident - died as people were being escorted from the building.
She is not thought to have been near the scene of the first-floor fire.
Firefighters confined the flames to one room and staff and residents were allowed back inside shortly afterwards.
Gardai were carrying out a technical examination at the home to establish the cause of the fire.