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Woman Dies in Selkirk House Fire

December 11, 2012 10:06 AM | News

By Sarah Klein

A woman died in a house fire on Taylor Avenue in Selkirk late Monday, December 10, 2012. (STAN MILOSEVIC / CHRISD.CA)

RCMP remain at the scene of a fatal house fire in Selkirk. (STAN MILOSEVIC / CHRISD.CA)

A house fire in Selkirk turned deadly Monday night after the body of a woman was discovered inside the residence.

RCMP say a 51-year-old woman was found deceased inside bungalow home on Taylor Avenue, which caught fire at about 10:30 p.m.

Police attribute the woman’s death to smoke inhalation following an autopsy.

No one else was injured in the fire, which has been deemed accidental.

Damage is estimated at $175,000.

The home was not equipped with a smoke detector, according to police.

Updated on Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Tags: Death | Fire | RCMP | Selkirk