Woman in her 50s dies in Limavady house fire

Fire crews from six towns attended the blaze which was under control within an hour
Fire crews from six towns attended the blaze which was under control within an hour

Police have confirmed a woman, aged in her 50s, has died following a fire at a house in Grange Park in Limavady this morning.

Police received a report of a fire at a house at around 6.25am.

Emergency Services attended but unfortunately the woman was found deceased at the scene.

A Northern Ireland Fire & Rescue Service (NIFRS) Spokesperson said: “Northern Ireland Fire & Rescue Service (NIFRS) received a call from the PSNI at 6.28am on Monday morning to a house fire at Grange Park, Limavady.

“Tragically a lady has died and our thoughts are with the family and friends of the lady who has died.

“The fire was out on arrival of Fire Crews. 3 Fire Appliances from Limavady, Crescent Link and Dungiven Fire Stations attended the incident.

“A passer-by noticed smoke coming from the house and alerted the emergency services. A smoke alarm was also sounding from the property.

“The cause of the fire is being investigated.”

Sinn Féin MLA Caoimhe Archibald has expressed her sympathies to the family and friends of a woman who died in the house fire saying:“The whole community is shocked by this tragic incident.

“This is a deeply tragic event and my thoughts and sympathies are with the family and friends of the woman.

“I wish to pay tribute to the emergency services who attended the scene for their professionalism and their efforts.”

DUP Councillor James McCorkell added his condolences saying: “Our thoughts and prayers go out to those concerned.”