Lakeland house fire claims 1 person

Lakeland house fire claims 1 person

(WMC-TV) – An elderly woman was found dead inside a burning home.

A house in the 3-thousand block of Walker in Lakeland caught fire this morning.

Action News 5 has learned someone walking in the neighborhood saw smoke coming from the home and reported the fire.

Fire department officials say when they got the call the home had already been burning for some time.

Most of the damage was to the interior of the house.

The 71-year-old victim has not yet been identified.

Grieving family members gathered at the home shortly after they got word.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

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