Woman Found Dead After Fire

Food found burning on stove

Authorities said an elderly woman has been found dead after a small fire in her home in northeast Washington.

D.C. Fire Department spokesman Alan Etter said firefighters responded to an automatic alarm about 6:30 p.m. Friday in the 200 block of 34th Street in northeast Washington.

No smoke or fire was visible, but firefighters investigating the alarm entered the row home through a second-story window.

Etter said in the kitchen, firefighters found a woman dead on the floor, food burning on the stove and light to moderate smoke.

Firefighters put out the small blaze. The cause of the woman's death is under investigation.

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