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Noxubee County woman died in house fire

The coroner said an elderly woman died in a house fire in Noxubee County.

Posted: Aug 23, 2019 7:41 PM

BROOKSVILLE, Miss. (WTVA) -- A Noxubee County woman is found dead after a Brooksville house fire. 

Coroner R.L. Calhoun said Carrie Mae Key, 82, died Thursday night.

He says a fire broke out at Key's home on Scott Street around 7:30 p.m. 

It took volunteer firefighters roughly an hour to battle the flames.

The coroner said firefighters discovered Key's body near the front door. 

He believes she was trying to escape but was overcome. 

Key's body was sent to the state crime lab in Pearl for an autopsy. 

The state fire marshal was called to assist with the investigation. 

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