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Elderly Lake Co. woman found dead in house fire

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Officials say a Lake County elderly woman was found dead in her home in the Greater Hills subdivision in Clermont after it caught fire around 6:00pm Thursday night.

Investigators say it seems the woman was trapped inside her burning house, and couldn't find a way out before it was too late.

The Lake County Assistant Fire Chief says the woman's bedroom door was shut when they found her, and she may have been confused.

Fire investigators says the woman died from smoke inhalation.

Right now, officials are not identifying the victim in this deadly house fire until all of her family is notified.

Fire crews say smoke and flames were shooting from a bedroom window when they arrived. 

They say after battling the blaze for about 3-4 minutes, the fire was out and they found the woman.

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