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Woman killed in house fire in north Alabama

January 28, 2022 GMT

CHEROKEE, Ala. (AP) — Authorities are investigating a fire in north Alabama that claimed a woman’s life.

The fire began Thursday afternoon at a home in Cherokee, WHNT-TV reported.

Barton Volunteer Fire Department officials say they had the fire under control in 40 minutes, but it took an hour to put out the entire blaze.

The woman’s name wasn’t immediately released, and few other details were available early Friday.