Man (55) dies in Westmeath house fire

Woman (85) injured in blaze at Ballynacargy is brought to hospital

An 82 year-old woman was taken to the Midland Regional Hospital at Mullingar with what are described as non life threatening injuries. Image: Google Street View

An 82 year-old woman was taken to the Midland Regional Hospital at Mullingar with what are described as non life threatening injuries. Image: Google Street View

Sat, Aug 2, 2014, 13:16

A man has died and an elderly woman has been brought to hospital following a house fire in Co Westmeath this morning.

Gardaí attended the scene of the blaze at Jordanstown, Ballynacargy at about 3.30 am .

A Garda spokesman said there were two occupants in the house and a 55 year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene.

An 82 year-old woman was taken to the Midland Regional Hospital at Mullingar with what are described as non-life threatening injuries.

The scene has been preserved while gardaí from Mullingar carry out an examination. It is understood the man’s body remains at the scene.