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Residential fire kills a woman

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Authorities are still investigating a fatal blaze that took the life of an unidentified woman on 8th Street in Eau Claire, Tuesday afternoon.

At approximately 4:30 p.m., Eau Claire firefighters were dispatched to the scene after receiving a call about a fire in a residential building. When they arrived, the house was already engulfed in flames. The fire was under control later in the evening.

The house fire killed a woman inside the building. Her body was recovered by local firefighters.

How the fire actually began remains unclear, but it was determined that at least one person has been displaced as a result of the fire. Several were also blocked from their homes.

The case now moves into an investigatory phase.