- Associated Press - Friday, August 15, 2014

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - Authorities have identified the woman killed in a Billings house fire as the home’s 73-year-old resident.

Yellowstone County Deputy Coroner Chad Fehr says Nadine Evensen died of smoke inhalation after the fire early Thursday.

The Billings Gazette reports an ambulance took Evensen to a hospital, where she died.

Deputy Fire Marshal Jaime Fender tells KULR-TV that the fire appears to have been caused by an electrical item.

The fire caused an estimated $150,000 in damages to the house.

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