An elderly woman has died in a house fire in the Midlands on Saturday night.
The north Longford parish of Abbeylara has been plunged into darkness following confirmation that an elderly woman has died in a house fire this evening.
Gardaí are investigating the circumstances surrounding the blaze at a house at Camagh in which the elderly woman lost her life.
The victim, who is from the area, was in her 80s and lived alone.
It's not known at this stage what caused the fire but Granard Gardaí have confirmed an investigation is now underway.