Thursday 19 September 2019

Woman (50s) critically injured in early-morning house fire

Cork University Hospital is one of those that will be affected by the strike
Cork University Hospital is one of those that will be affected by the strike

Ralph Riegel

A WOMAN has suffered critical injuries in a house fire in Cork.

The woman, who is in aged her late 50s, was discovered unconscious in a house at the Meadows, Blarney in Co Cork this morning.

She was discovered shortly after 6.30am today when neighbours and emergency services became aware of a fire at the property.

The woman received medical treatment at the scene before being rushed to Cork University Hospital (CUH).

She remains in a critical condition and is being treated for the effects of severe smoke inhalation.

Cork Fire Brigade units extinguished the fire within a short time after their arrival at the scene.

Significant damage was caused to the property.

A full forensic examination is now underway to determine the precise cause of the blaze.

However, the fire is being treated as accidental.

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