Elderly woman dies in west Toledo house fire; crews investigating

Elderly woman dies in west Toledo house fire; crews investigating

TOLEDO (WTOL) - Crews are investigating a deadly house fire in west Toledo that started early Friday morning.

The fire happened at 5145 Hallgate Avenue around 6 a.m.

Crews say an older female was the victim in the fire.

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Posted by WTOL NEWS 11 on Friday, January 18, 2019

Crews say besides at least one cat, the woman lived alone. The cat also did not make it out of the fire.

Crews say the found the victim on the first floor of the home soon after they arrived to the fire.

Crews say they found a burnt walker in the yard, indicating the woman had a hard time getting around.

It is unclear when the fire started, but crews say not much will be salvageable.

Our crews on scene say firefighters are still there, along with detectives and the coroner, to determine what happened.

Crews say the fire was the heaviest in the front room of the home.

(WTOL)

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