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75-year-old woman dies in Wadsworth house fire

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Posted at 1:18 PM, Apr 10, 2021
and last updated 2021-04-10 13:18:01-04

WADSWORTH, Ohio — A 75-year-old woman died Saturday morning after a house in Wadsworth went up in flames.

Crews responded to the 100 block of West North Street around 8:50 a.m. Smoke was billowing out of the roof when firefighters arrived. The woman was located inside the home and later died, the Wadsworth Fire Department said.

The woman's identity hasn't been released.

Firefighters received mutual aid from several nearby departments. The fire was brought under control in about half an hour, authorities said.

The cause of the fire hasn't been determined, but the fire department said oxygen was in use in the home and the resident may have been smoking.

The Ohio State Fire Marshal's Office is investigating the incident.

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