AN elderly woman was hospitalised having suffered minor burns following a fire at her home in The Folly, in the city earlier today. Gardaí were alerted at 12.36pm to the fire which had broken out at the house.
The road was closed for a short period as the Waterford City Firebrigade dealt with the fire. A spokesperson for Waterford Garda Station said that the road was closed to enable the fire service to safely carry out its work.
The woman who was hospitalised is understood to be in her 90s.