Woman Dies In Dorchester Fire

An elderly Boston woman pulled from her burning home by firefighters has died.

A spokesman for the Boston Fire Department says firefighters arrived at the woman's Dorchester home just after 6 a.m. Thursday to find smoke.

They found the woman inside on the bottom floor of the two-story, single-family home and took her out to be attended by emergency medical technicians.

She was taken to a hospital where she was pronounced dead.

Her name and exact age were not immediately made public. She lived in the home alone.

The cause of the two-alarm blaze, which caused an estimated $250,000 in damage, remains under investigation.

The department spokesman says firefighters had to shovel out one hydrant still buried snow, but that was not a factor in battling the blaze.


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