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Authorities say woman killed in Hamilton County house fire


CHATTANOOGA, Tennessee — Hamilton County authorities say a woman was killed in a house fire early Saturday.

Authorities told The Chattanooga Times Free-Press ( ) that the house in the Highway 58 area was engulfed in flames when volunteer firefighters arrived, and the roof had collapsed into the main floor of the home.

Firefighters were notified on the scene by a female that her mother was inside the home.

The Hamilton County sheriff's office later confirmed that a 48-year-old woman was killed. Her name was not immediately released.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

Information from: Chattanooga Times Free Press,

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