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02/21/06

Deadly Fire In West Savannah-State Farm Sample

An overnight fire on Savannah's west side has claimed the life of an elderly woman.

The blaze was reported just before 2:30 this morning. Savannah firefighters arrived at the house near Hudson and West Bay Street and found the occupant to the house lying on the floor in a hallway near the living room at the front of the house. She was pronounced dead at the scene after firefighters brought the body outside.

Neighbors say that she is in her late 80's and has lived in the house much of her life. Fire officials say she was obviously trying to get out when the fire consumed her. They also said that the house was filled with debris and was a trap for anyone living there.

The name of the victim has not been released.  Right now, investigators are still looking for the exact cause of the fire.

The blaze was reported just before 2:30 this morning. Savannah firefighters arrived at the house near Hudson and West Bay Street and found the occupant to the house lying on the floor in a hallway near the living room at the front of the house. She was pronounced dead at the scene after firefighters brought the body outside.

Neighbors say that she is in her late 80's and has lived in the house much of her life. Fire officials say she was obviously trying to get out when the fire consumed her. They also said that the house was filled with debris and was a trap for anyone living there.

The name of the victim has not been released. Right now, investigators are still looking for the exact cause of the fire.

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