Northern Ireland

Woman dies following Antrim house fire

A woman in her 50s has died following a fire at a house in Antrim.

The body of the woman was found at Tower Link in the town.

Fire crews were called to the scene shortly after 18:00 BST on Monday.

Police said they were investigating the circumstances surrounding the death.

Dermot Rooney of the Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service said three fire engines and his officers attended the scene.

"On arrival they discovered there had been a small fire in the premises," he added.

"Unfortunately, a middle-aged lady has lost her life.

"There did not appear to be anyone else in the house, but the cause of the fire is still under investigation."