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Deputies: 78-year-old woman dies in fire at Bradenton retirement community


BRADENTON, Florida — A 78-year-old woman is dead following a mobile home fire in a Bradenton retirement community.

A Manatee County Sheriff's deputy who was patrolling the area around Bayshore Windmill Village smelled smoke Wednesday afternoon and discovered the fire. Firefighters arrived a short time later and Margaret D. Anderson's body was found after the flames were extinguished.

The Bradenton Herald ( ) reports she was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics.

The fire marshal is investigating.

Information from: The Bradenton (Fla.) Herald ,

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