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Woman dies after house fire

Forum News Service RIVER FALLS, Wis. -- A woman hospitalized after a residential fire late Friday morning near River Falls, has died. Alice Merta died of her injuries about 8 p.m., Friday at Regions Hospital in St. Paul, Minn., according to Pierc...

Forum News Service

RIVER FALLS, Wis. -- A woman hospitalized after a residential fire late Friday morning near River Falls, has died.

Alice Merta died of her injuries about 8 p.m., Friday at Regions Hospital in St. Paul, Minn., according to Pierce County Sheriff's Department investigator Thomas Bauer.

Merta, 93, was the only occupant of a farmhouse that was said to be fully engulfed when the fire was reported at 10:35 a.m.

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Details about how the fire started or how Merta was rescued are still unknown.

No foul play is suspected, authorities said Friday.

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