Elderly north Louisiana woman dies in house fire

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The Louisiana State Fire Marshal says a north Louisiana died in a house fire Tuesday morning. 

According to the Louisiana Office of State Fire Marshall, the Winnsboro Fire Department received a call around 5:50 a.m. about the fire.

The victim is a 79-year-old African American woman who is the sole occupant/owner of the home.

Winnsboro Fire says several crews worked to battle the fire within less than a hour. The home is not a total loss. 

The State Fire Marshall says there were no smoke alarms in the house and piles of clothes/items some as high as 5 ft. obstructed her from getting out. 

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