Meath County Council has issued the following statement on the fire at Kilmurray, between Trim and Ballivor, in which one woman died overnight.

“A call came in this morning at 06:45 for a domestic house fire at Kilmurray, Trim, and fire service units from Trim and Navan responded to the scene.

“A dwelling was extensively damaged by fire and unfortunately one person lost their life in the house. The fire was extinguished and the scene was left with An Garda Síochána to investigate.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of the deceased person, may they Rest in Peace”

Meanwhile, sources have told Meath Live that the blaze happened in a rural and isolated area and there are fears it may have happened quite sometime before being noticed.