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Elderly woman dies in house fire

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MADISON COUNTY, MS (WLBT) - An elderly woman died early Tuesday in a house fire in Madison County. It happened on Hickory Road, off Lake Castle Road, just outside the Ridgeland city limits.

A volunteer firefighter found the body of Rosie Houston, 88, in the kitchen. We're told the firefighter is married to the victim's granddaughter.

Madison County Emergency Operations Center director Butch Hammack said the victim's daughter lives next door and called 911. He says Houston was alone in the house when the fire broke out.

"Our prayers really go out to the family here," Hammack added.

Investigators have not yet determined what caused the fire. The house was destroyed.

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