A young woman has died in a house fire in Co Cork.
It happened in Midleton in the early hours of this morning.
— Paul Byrne (@PaulByrne_1) July 5, 2014
At around 3.30am this morning, the alarm was raised after a blaze broke out at a house on the New Cork Road in Midleton.
The fire was in a terraced house on the Cork Rd, close to the Midleton Park Hotel. Three others in the house escaped without serious injury.— Mary Smithwick (@MarySmithwick) July 5, 2014
Emergency services attended the scene. A 22-year-old woman was taken from the building and pronounced dead.
Two men males, aged 65 and 27 respectively, and a 31-year-old female, were brought to the Mercy Hospital in Cork City suffering minor injuries and have since been released.
The scene has been preserved this morning for a technical examination.
An investigation is underway into what might have caused the fire, but Gardaí say that at this stage they are not treating it as suspicious.