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Pensioner killed in west Belfast care home fire was Kathleen Fegan

  • 4-12-2012

The 81-year-old woman who died after a fire at a care home in west Belfast was Kathleen Fegan.

Ms Fegan was critically injured in the fire at Owenvale Court on Springvale Road and died later in hospital.

Three other people, including two members of staff, were treated for the effects of breathing in smoke.

The fire happened just after 23:00 BST on Tuesday. Twenty residents were led to safety in a joint effort by care home and fire service staff.

Police said the fire is believed to have been accidental.

In a statement, Helm Housing, which operates the fold, said: "All staff involved would like to extend their deepest sympathy to the family.

"This was a tragic loss of life and she will be sadly missed by all of Owenvale Court's staff and residents.

"Our thoughts are with the family at this extremely difficult time."

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