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Madison County woman killed in fire

By WKTV News

(WKTV) - A Madison County woman died Sunday evening after a fire broke out in her home, the Madison County Sheriff's Office said.

Fire crews from Lincoln, Wampsville, Canastota, Chittenango, Smithfield and Durhamville responded to the blaze on Cottons Road, about a quarter-mile west of Nelson Road in the Town of Lincoln. Madison County deputies were called in around 10:50 p.m. Sunday.

Deputies say the sole resident of the home, a 90-year-old woman, along with the victim's dogs and cats, died. The fire started in the rear of the mobile home. An investigation points to the use of  electric space heaters and an electric blanket on the same circuit.

The victim will be transported to the Onondaga County Medical Examiner's Office.

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