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Authorities say 95-year-old woman dies of smoke inhalation following house fire near Thedford


THEDFORD, Nebraska — Authorities say a 95-year-old woman has died following a house fire near Thedford.

Thomas County Sheriff Gary Eng says Antoinette Arlyne Werner was found Sunday morning in her bed following a report of fire at her property near the community of Thedford. A portion of the house was engulfed in flames by the time fire officials arrived.

Eng tells Lexington radio station KRVN ( ) that Werner was removed from the house but later died of smoke inhalation.

Authorities are investigating the cause of the fire.

Information from: KRVN-AM,

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