- Associated Press - Monday, April 16, 2018

SOUTH ROYALTON, Vt. (AP) - Vermont State Police are investigating a fatal house fire in South Royalton.

WCAX-TV reports firefighters responded to the house fire Saturday night in a rural section of South Royalton. Authorities say icy road conditions slowed their response.

Timothy Staples escaped the burning home and called 911. Staples’ wife, 60-year-old Roberta Staples, was not able to get out of the house. Her body was later found in the home.

The cause of the fire is unclear. An investigation continues.

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This story has been corrected to show the correct location in the 2nd paragraph.

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Information from: WCAX-TV, http://www.wcax.com

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