Woman (70s) dies following house fire in Cork city

Woman found unresponsive in house in Mayfield on Saturday night

A woman in her seventies has died following a house fire on the north side of Cork city.

A woman in her seventies has died following a house fire on the north side of Cork city.

 

A woman in her seventies has died following a house fire on the north side of Cork city.

The pensioner was found unresponsive in the house at Silverprings Court in Mayfield on Saturday, shortly after 8pm.

She was pronounced dead at the scene. She was the sole occupant of the house when the fire started.

Her remains were taken to Cork University Hospital (CUH) where a post mortem examination is due to take place.

The alarm was raised by a neighbour who spotted smoke coming from the house.

Cork City Fire Brigade and gardaí attended at the scene. The fire was extinguished and the property sealed-off for a technical examination. The fire is being treated as accidental.

Gardaí in Mayfield are investigating the incident. A file will be prepared for the Cork City Coroner.