fatal house fire

  • A Co Galway woman who died in a house fire in London will be laid to rest today.

    57-year old Kathleen Christina Edwards, known as Chrissie, died when fire engulfed her home in Croydon on 27th March.

    A number of firefighters attended the scene and Ms Edwards, who was living alone, was rescued from the blaze but died at the scene a short time later from smoke inhalation.

    The Metropolitan Police say the incident is not being treated as suspicious.

    Ms Edwards was originally from Cloonruff, Ballymoe, Co Galway.

    Her Funeral Mass takes place today at 12 noon in St Croan's Church, Ballymoe with burial afterwards in  Kilcroan Cemetery.

     

  • Gardai have confirmed that a man died in a house fire in north Mayo yesterday evening.

    The alarm was raised at about 6.45pm when a neighbour spotted the blaze at a house in Glenlara near Belmullet.

    It's understood the man who died was living alone.

    Emergency services attended the scene, but the man was pronounced dead at the scene.

    His body was removed to Mayo University Hospital for a post-mortem examination.

    A technical examination is ongoing at the scene of the tragedy.

  • Two people have died following a house fire on the Roscommon / Galway border in the early hours of this morning.

    Gardai have confirmed that a man and woman, both in their 40s, died in the fire.

    The blaze was discovered at about 2am at a house at Gurth, about 13 km east of Ballinasloe.

    Fire units from Ballinasloe and Athlone rushed to the scene, assisted by Gardai.

    The house has been sealed off and Gardai in Ballinasloe and Roscommon are appealing for witnesses.

    Local FG Senator Aisling Dolan told Midwest News that the local community is in shock, since news of the tragedy emerged this morning....

  • Two people have died following a house fire on the Roscommon / Galway border in the early hours of this morning.

    A man and woman, both in their 50s, died in the fire, which happened at Gurth, Ballinasloe at around 2am.

    Three units of the fire brigade and an ambulance attended the scene, assisted by Gardaí from Ballinasloe, Clonark and Roscommon.