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Police investigate deadly Titusville fire

TITUSVILLE, Fla. – Titusville police and the state fire marshal are investigating the death of a woman found in a burned out home by firefighters.

Local 6 news partner Florida Today reports the fire was reported about 4 p.m. Monday at a single family home at 1390 Thornton Avenue and took two hours for Titusville Fire Department crews to contain.

"When firefighters arrived there was a lot of smoke and heavy fire coming from the house," said Scott Gaenicke, spokesman for the Titusville Fire Department. The woman's body was discovered by firefighters hours after the call as crews battled the stifling heat of the afternoon weather along with the intensity of the fire fed by heavy fuel inside the smoldering home. "There were a lot of (items) in the home. It was really packed. The fire was very intense," he said.

The agency also put out a mutual aid call to have firefighters from Brevard County Fire Rescue assist with battling the fire.

Police were also called to the scene to investigate. An autopsy was expected to determine just how the unidentified woman died. The state fire marshal is also working to find out what caused the fire.

Anyone with any information on the fire is asked to call Titusville police at 321-264-7801.