89-year-old woman dies in house fire

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Authorities are investigating the death of an 89-year-old woman after a house fire near downtown Montgomery.

Montgomery Fire Lt. K.O. Jones says firefighters responded to the home on Murray Street in the city’s King Hill neighborhood around 1 p.m. Friday. He said that when they arrived, smoke and flames were coming out of the house.

Jones tells The Montgomery Advertiser (http://on.mgmadv.com/1byCYt6) that combustible materials too close to a heater in the bedroom caused the blaze.

He said the woman was pronounced dead at the scene. Her name wasn’t immediately released.

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