A woman is dead after an fire tore through a home in a Chester County neighborhood, county officials said.
Flames were first spotted in the home along the 1300 block of Birmingham Road in Birmingham Township around 11:30 p.m. Tuesday.
A lack of fire hydrants in the neighborhood forced firefighters to set up portable pools from which to pump water to knock back the blaze.
Firefighters conducted a search of the home and found 65-year-old Bonnie Lynn Hall unresponsive on the first floor. She were declared dead at the scene, county officials said.
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The Chester County Coroner and Fire Marshal continued to investigate the cause of the fire, which was not considered suspicious.