Woman Dies In Fire At Jacksonville House

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a woman in her 70s died in a fire at her Jacksonville house.

The Florida Times-Union (http://bit.ly/wp4s7W ) reports that an 18-year-old called 911 after spotting smoke coming from the home Monday night.

Jacksonville Fire and Rescue crews found heavy black smoke pouring from the home when they arrived. Spokesman Tom Francis says they found the woman’s body in the kitchen.

Officials say three people lived at the home with the woman. She was the only one home at the time of the fire. The woman’s name has not been released.

The State Fire Marshal’s Office and the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office are investigating.

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Information from: The Florida Times-Union, http://www.jacksonville.com

Source: Associated Press

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