Authorities are investigating the death of a woman who was found when firefighters responded to a blaze in the basement of a home near Gainesville.
Hall County Fire Marshal Capt. Scott Cagle said the woman, in her 40s, was found in a basement apartment of the home off Browns Bridge Road shortly before 6 p.m. Thursday. She was taken to Northeast Georgia Medical Center, where she was pronounced dead.
Cagle tells The Times of Gainesville (http://bit.ly/X0UPzn) that it appeared the blaze started in the basement. A fire investigator was sent to determine cause, but it wasn't available Thursday night.
Cagle said an autopsy was to be done Friday to determine the woman's cause of death.
Information from: The Times, http://www.gainesvilletimes.com
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