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Elderly Woman Killed In House Fire

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. – An 82-year-old woman was found dead Sunday morning after a home went up in flames in West Nashville.

The fire started around 3:50 a.m. at a home located at 404 Basswood Avenue. When firefighters arrived on the scene, they found flames in the front living room area. Helen McMurty was found dead on the scene.

Fire investigators determined the cause of the fire was due to careless smoking. No other injuries were reported.

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