Man (55) dies in house fire as woman (82) hospitalised
A man has died in a house fire in Co Westmeath this morning.
The blaze started at around 3.30am at a house in Jordanstown, Ballynacargy.
A 55-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene and an 82-year-old woman, believed to be his mother, suffered injuries that are not life-threatening.
She was taken to the Midlands Regional Hospital in Mullingar for treatment.
The scene has been preserved while Mullingar gardaí carry out an examination and a post mortem on the mans remains will be arranged.