Northern Ireland

Woman dies following house fire in Newcastle, County Down

Fire engine
Image caption Four appliances were sent to tackle the blaze in Newcastle

A woman in her 60s has died following a house fire in County Down.

Firefighters were called to the property at Merrion Avenue in Newcastle at about 09:20 BST on Thursday.

Four appliances were sent to tackle the blaze, and firefighters wearing breathing apparatus entered the building.

A spokeswoman for the Police Service of Northern Ireland said officers were investigating the circumstances surrounding the fatal fire.