51-year-old woman dies in Hamilton house fire; authorities investigating cause of blaze



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HAMILTON, Mississippi — Authorities say a 51-year-old Monroe County woman has died in a fire.

WCBI-TV (http://bit.ly/1Mo8JD7 ) reports the fire started about 10:30 p.m. Wednesday night at a home just north of Hamilton. Monroe County Coroner Alan Gurley said the 51-year-old white female, who died at the scene, was inside at the time of the blaze.

Authorities say two neighbors saw the flames and went inside to try to rescue her. They took the woman from the living room to the kitchen before being overcome with smoke.

Three volunteer fire departments responded to the scene.

The woman's name isn't being released until family members are notified.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.


Information from: WCBI-TV, http://www.wcbi.com

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