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Woman killed after being hit by tree on south hill

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SPOKANE, Wash. -

A woman was killed after a tree fell on her on near 14th and Walnut Tuesday afternoon during a violent windstorm. 

Firefighters were called to the area for a report of a tree knocking down power lines, but once on scene they upgraded to call, saying the tree was actually on top of an unresponsive woman. 

Spokane Assistant Fire Chief Brian Schaeffer says attempts to revive the woman were unsuccessful and she was pronounced dead at the scene. Spokane Police have not identified her but said she was in her 50's. 

The Spokane County Medical Examiner's Office will identify the woman once next of kin has been notified. 

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