- Associated Press - Tuesday, November 15, 2016

AMES, Iowa (AP) - Authorities say a 72-year-old woman has died from her injuries received in a house fire in Ames.

The city issued a news release Tuesday saying that Joanna Alexander died in the house fire reported around 10 a.m. Monday.

Fire investigators say the fire was accidental and was believed to have started near a chair in the living room. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

Ames firefighters were called to the house by a report of a smoke alarm from a private fire alarm monitoring company. Upon arrival, firefighters noted smoke coming from the house and quickly worked to pull Alexander from the home.

Damage to the home is estimated at $85,000.

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