Belfast Telegraph

Woman killed in Co Down house fire

A woman in her 60s has died in a fire in Co Down.

The blaze happened at a property in the Merrion Avenue area of Newcastle on Thursday morning.

Police are investigating the circumstances and there are no further details at this stage.

Alliance Party councillor Patrick Clarke said: "This is a terrible tragedy. My thoughts are with the family of the woman who sadly lost her life.

"The whole community will feel the shock of this awful incident and I would call for anyone with information to come forward."

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