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Elderly woman dies in Spokane house fire

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SPOKANE, Wash. -

A 97-year-old woman has died in a house fire at 1227 East Longfellow in Spokane. The call came in just after 7:15am on Tuesday. An adult male in the home opened his bedroom door to find a significant amount of smoke. He made it outside and upon realizing the woman was still inside the home, he tried to go back in to get her, but the fire intensified.

When firefighters arrived on scene they attempted to rescue the woman but when they located her in a back room of the home, she was already dead.

Brian Schaeffer with the Spokane Fire Department said the home did not have any working smoke detectors. Schaeffer wants to remind everyone how important smoke detectors are in homes for saving lives.

It is not clear at this point what may have started the fire.

We will update this story as soon as we get more information.

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