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Woman dies in Jefferson City house fire, officials say

January 28, 2020 GMT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Authorities say a woman has died in a residential fire in Jefferson City.

Fire officials said in a news release that the blaze was reported just after 6 p.m. Sunday. Crews found 60-year-old Carla Palmero, of Jefferson City, inside the home during a primary search of the structure. Emergency personnel attempted life-savings efforts at the scene, but she died of her injuries at a hospital.

The release says the blaze started in or around the fireplace and was ruled accidental. It was brought under control within 20 minutes.

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This story was first published Jan. 27, 2020. It was updated Jan. 28, 2020, to correct the spelling of the victim’s name based on updated information from fire officials. Her name is Carla Palmero, not Carla Palmoro.