Woman dies in Cork fire

Tuesday 07 May 2013 09.25
An elderly woman was pronounced dead at the scene
An elderly woman was pronounced dead at the scene

An 81-year-old woman has died in a fire at a house near Macroom in Co Cork.

Emergency services were called to the house at Kilavoultra on the outskirts of the town just after 7am. 

The woman was pronounced dead at the scene.

Her son and daughter were treated for smoke inhalation.

Gardaí say they will carry out a forensic examination but that they are not treating the fire as suspicious.

It is thought the fire started in the kitchen of the house.