New Albany house fire kills woman

New Albany house fire kills woman
The fire was reported in the 1300 block of Ridgeway Avenue around 7:05 a.m. Friday.

NEW ALBANY, IN (WAVE) - A woman was found dead after firefighters extinguished a blaze at a home in New Albany this morning.

The fire was reported just after 7 a.m. at a home in the 1300 block of Ridgeway Ave. Chief Matt Juliot of the New Albany Fire Department said the building was engulfed in flames when crews arrived.

A first search of the building found no one, but a second search discovered the woman in a car in the garage.

The woman, described by authorities as elderly, was pronounced dead at the scene. Her name has not been released.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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