Elderly woman dies in Arklow house fire

Wicklow Fire Brigade and gardaí called to scene on Sea Road in town at about 12.30pm

General view of Sea Road, Arklow, Co Wicklow, where a woman has died in a house fire. File photograph: Google Street View

General view of Sea Road, Arklow, Co Wicklow, where a woman has died in a house fire. File photograph: Google Street View

 

An elderly woman has died in a house fire in Wicklow which broke out earlier today.

The victim, who was in her 80s, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Members of Wicklow Fire Brigade and gardaí were called to the scene on the Sea Road in Arklow at about 12.30pm.

The fire has since been brought under control.

Fire investigation officers are due to conduct a full examination of the scene. A Garda investigation is also under way.