Belfast Telegraph

Wednesday 1 October 2014

House fire victim named

The child's mother and her partner were returning to the house from a night out when they discovered the fire

A woman killed in a house fire in Co Wexford has been named as Philomena O'Rourke.

A girl aged nine also died after a blaze broke out at Ms O'Rourke's home in Clohass, near Enniscorthy.

Post mortem examinations are due to be carried out today and forensic examinations at the scene are continuing.

The girl was staying in the house along with her mother and her mother's partner.

The child's mother and her partner were returning to the house from a night out when they discovered the fire, according to RTE.

The woman's partner, a man in his 50s, tried to get in to the house, and was injured.

He is being treated in hospital in St Vincent's University Hospital, Dublin.

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