Woman dies in NI fire tragedy

A woman has died in a fire at a house in Co Down.

The emergency services have confirmed that a woman in her 60s died in a fire at a detached property on Ballymenoch Road in Holywood, Co Down yesterday (Friday).

The fire was reported at Ballymenoch Road, Holywood.  Picture: Google

The fire was reported at Ballymenoch Road, Holywood. Picture: Google

Appliances from Holywood and Knock Fire Stations attended the incident and firefighters wearing breathing apparatus quickly brought the fire under control. Sadly, however, the woman passed away as a result of the incident.

A PSNI spokesperson said the cause of the fire has not yet been determined and will be subject to investigation in liaison with the Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service.

A spokesperson for the NIFRS extended the sympathies of all at the Service to the woman's family and friends.