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64-year-old woman dies in house fire in central Missouri

64-year-old woman dies in house fire in central Missouri

February 12th, 2019 by Associated Press in Missouri News

THOMPSON, Mo. (AP) — Authorities say a woman has died in a house fire in central Missouri.

The Columbia Daily Tribune reports that the Little Dixie Fire Protection District responded around 2:30 a.m. Saturday to a fire that was burning inside the garage of a ranch-style home in Audrain County.

Firefighters found 64-year-old Paula Sites in front of a vehicle on the floor of the garage.

The fire appeared to originate from a wood pellet stove found in the central part of house, but an exact cause couldn't be determined due to the extent of the damage. The house was a total loss.