House fire in Ballyferriter claims life of elderly woman

A woman in her 80s has died following a house fire in Ballyferriter, west of Dingle. Candle The blaze broke out at about nine o’clock last night at the woman’s home in Gorta Dubh. Two units of Dingle Fire Brigade attended the scene of the fire at 9.05pm followed by two units of Tralee Fire Brigade and the emergency services. The blaze was brought under control by 10.30pm and emergency services remained at the scene until aprox. 2am. The woman’s remains have been removed to Kerry General Hospital in Tralee for a post mortem and the scene has been preserved for technical examination.