Monday 11 December 2017

Woman (20s) dies in house fire in early hours of this morning

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David Raleigh

A woman has died following a house fire in Limerick in the early hours of this morning.

The woman, understood to be aged in her late 20s, was discovered inside the house at Riverbank, Annacotty, by firefighters responding to the blaze at around 3.20am, Monday morning.

Having arrived at the scene and receiving information the woman was missing, firefighters attached to Limerick City & County Fire Service commenced a search of the burning property, deploying two teams wearing breathing apparatus.

The woman's body was discovered in an upstairs bedroom. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

There were four other people - three men and one woman - in the house at the time of the fire and they escaped uninjured.

It is unclear if the woman who died was living at the property.

A post-mortem is due to be carried out.

Gardai are investigating the cause of the blaze, however at this stage no foul play is suspected.

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