80-Year-Old Woman Dies in House Fire

By Dan Stamm
|  Tuesday, May 7, 2013  |  Updated 12:08 PM EDT
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NBC10's Katy Zachry talks to neighbors of the woman who dies in a house fire in North Coventry Township.

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NBC10's Katy Zachry talks to neighbors of the woman who dies in a house fire in North Coventry Township.

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An 80-year-old woman died after flames tore through her home overnight.

The blaze broke out just before 4 a.m. along the 100 block of Mount Zion Avenue (near the Pottstown Bypass (Route 422) in North Coventry, Chester County, Pa.

A police officer on duty heard a noise, smelled smoke and called the fire department while trying to put out the blaze with the help of a neighbor.

It only took about 30 minutes to bring the fire under control but it was too late for a woman found dead in the home, according to county dispatchers.

The woman wasn't immediately identified.

If she died from the fire or from something else wasn't clear. Neighbors tell NBC10 that the victim often burned candles and would stay up late.

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