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Central Florida woman dies in house fire; mother, 7 children escape

53-year-old woman had been staying with the family

File photo.
File photo.


WINTER HAVEN, Fla. – Fire officials say a woman has died in a Central Florida house fire.

News outlets report that another woman and her seven children were able to get safely out of the Winter Haven home early Wednesday. But a 53-year-old woman who had been staying with the family died in the fire.

Fire officials say the woman was found in a bedroom where the fire started. An investigation is underway to determine how the fire started.

No additional details were available.