A woman in her 80s has died in a house fire in Cork city.

The fire was discovered at 9.25pm last night at a house on the Model Farm Road.

The fire was well ablaze when Cork City fire service responded to the emergency call and it took some time to bring it under control.

The woman was pronounced dead at the scene. It is understood she lived alone at the house.

The scene has been preserved for technical examination.

The fire is not being treated as suspicious.