- Associated Press - Monday, June 15, 2015

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - Authorities in Springfield say a 79-year-old woman has died in a house fire.

The Sangamon County coroner identified the victim as Helen Halford. Officials say the fire started on Sunday afternoon. The coroner’s office says there was no evidence of foul play. An autopsy is scheduled for Monday.

Firefighters say the blaze was contained to the house’s living room but the entire building had smoke damage. Fire officials say they’re investigating the cause of the blaze.

A dog survived the fire.


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