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Blaze kills 89 year old pensioner

Thursday, 9th November, 2017 9:30am

A fire on the southside of Cork city claimed the life of a pensioner this week.

The elderly woman, Mary Moynihan, passed away in a house fire in Bishopstown on Monday night.

She was 89 years old and part of Cork’s deaf community.

Fire services attended the scene at her home on Model Farm Road shortly before 9.30pm that night and stayed until about midnight.

It is understood that her carer raised the alarm.

The late Ms Moynihan is believed to have lived alone and she was pronounced dead at the scene.

Three units from Cork City Fire Brigade and other emergency services attended the blaze.

Early indications are that the fire will not be treated as suspicious but the scene had been preserved and a technical examination took place on Tuesday.

A garda spokesperson told the Cork Independent on Tuesday morning: “Gardaí are investigating a fatal house fire at Model Farm Road on 6 November at approximately 9.30pm. A woman in her late 80s was pronounced dead at the scene. The scene is still preserved for technical examination.”

Mary’s death notice read: “Sadly missed by her loving nephews, nieces, grandnephews, grandnieces, relatives, carers and friends especially those in the Cork Deaf Association.”

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