Granddaughter’s alertness saved granddad (95) from inferno

94-year-old was in bed when fire broke out

One of Rosemount’s and Westmeath’s oldest residents, Joe Fagan, a man well known to people in Mullingar also, having worked for decades in Mullingar Regional Hospital, had a miraculous escape from a deadly inferno on Tuesday night, 9 February, thanks to the alertness of his granddaughter, who spotted flames coming from the house next door.

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