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Elderly woman killed in Akron house fire

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AKRON, Ohio -- The Akron Fire Department is investigating after an elderly woman died in a house fire Saturday evening.

It happened just before 7:30 p.m. in the 600 block of Crouse Street.

When firefighters arrived, they were notified that someone might still be in the home. They were able to find the victim and quickly pull her from the home.

Fire officials tell FOX 8 that one person -- possibly the victim's son -- tried to go back into the burning home at one point to put the fire out.

There was a working smoke detector.

Officials have not yet determined what caused the fire.

No one else was injured.

Further details, including the woman's identity, have not yet been released.

Stick with Fox 8 News and for updates on this story as they become available.

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