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93-Year-Old River Falls Woman Dies After House Fire

RIVER FALLS, Wis. (AP) — The Pierce County Sheriff's Department says a 93-year-old woman has died after a fire destroyed her home near River Falls in western Wisconsin.

The fire was reported around 10:30 a.m. Friday. The sheriff's department says the lone occupant of the home, Alice M. Merta, was flown to Regions Hospital in St. Paul, Minnesota, where she died at 8 p.m. of injuries she suffered in the fire.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation but no foul play is suspected.

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