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Elderly LC woman dies from injuries sustained in house fire

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LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) -

An elderly Lake Charles woman has died from injuries sustained in a house fire.

The fire happened in the 600 block of 8th Street around 4:30 a.m. Friday. We're told a neighbor heard screams coming from the residence and pulled 85-year-old Alice Morton from the house before fire fighters arrived.

Morton was brought to Memorial Hospital, then airlifted to a burn center in Galveston, where family members said she died Saturday morning.

Morton's family said she lived in the house alone. They said Morton was also very active with the American Legion.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

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