Woman dies in house fire

Woman dies in house fire
A woman in her seventies has died in a house fire near Creeslough.

A woman in her seventies has died in a house fire near Creeslough.

The fire occurred in the townland of Ballyboes shortly after 1 a.m. on Tuesday.

The body of a woman, who lived alone, was recovered from the house.

She was pronounced dead at the scene and her body has been removed to Letterkenny General Hospital.

The Office of the State Pathologist has been notified and a post mortem will take place this morning.

The scene remains preserved while gardaí carry out a technical examination. Gardaí are appealing for witnesses or anyone with information, particularly those who were in the Ballyboes area, to contact them at Milford Garda Station on 074 9153060, the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666111 or any Garda Station.