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Firefighters investigate blaze that killed 71-year-old woman


The cause of a Wednesday morning fire that killed a 71-year-old woman is under investigation, officials said.

Authorities responded to a call at 1617 17th St. SE around 1:30 a.m. The woman was the only one home in the third floor apartment, fire department spokesman Brian K. Lee said. No other injuries were reported.

The fire department is still in the preliminary stages of investigation, Mr. Lee said.

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