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
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.