A woman, believed to be in her late 40s, has died in a house fire in Clifden, Co Galway.

Gardaí said the alarm was raised at around 7pm yesterday when a fire broke out at a house in Tullyvoheen.

Gardaí and Fire Services attended the scene.

The fire was brought under control a short time later and the woman's body was located inside the house.

The scene is currently preserved for examination.

Foul play is not suspected at this time.