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File photo of Macroom in Co Cork. The fatal house fire occurred at Kilavoultra outside the town. Google Maps

Woman, 81, dies in house fire in Co Cork

Emergency services were called to the scene in the outskirts of Macroom at 7am this morning.

AN 81-YEAR-OLD WOMAN has died in a house fire in Co Cork.

The alarm was raised shortly after 7am this morning.

The woman was pronounced dead on the scene, at Kilavoultra outside Macroom.

Forensic examinations of the scene are due later this afternoon.

A man and woman in the house were also treated for smoke inhalation.

The fire is not being treated as suspicious.

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