Woman dies after Mayo house fire

Saturday 08 March 2014 09.36
Gardaí and emergency services attended the scene of a fatal house fire in Co Mayo
Gardaí and emergency services attended the scene of a fatal house fire in Co Mayo

An 78-year-old woman has died after a house fire in Co Mayo.

The alarm was raised shortly before 2.30pm by passer-by.

They spotted smoke coming from the house near the village of Ballvary, Castlebar and contacted the emergency services.

The scene has been preserved for a technical examination.