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Woman, 71, Killed In West Mifflin House Fire

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WEST MIFFLIN (KDKA) -- Police and fire investigators are trying to determine what sparked fire in West Mifflin that claimed a woman's life.

The fire broke out around 9:30 p.m. Sunday in the 100 block of Kelly Lane.

The Allegheny County Medical Examiner's Office is now identifying the woman who was killed as 71-year-old Beverly Very.

Neighbors say Very lived alone, but she reportedly has two adult sons and grandchildren in the area. Neighbors also told KDKA family members did return to the scene of the fire Monday morning to try to receive personal items, but they found the house to be a total loss.

The home was badly damaged, and a cat and dog also died in the flames.

The fire marshal has been brought in to investigate the cause.

Stay with KDKA for the latest on this developing story.


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