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Strawberry Mansion house fire kills elderly woman

An elderly woman died and her housemate was injured in a Strawberry Mansion fire this morning.

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An elderly Strawberry Mansion woman was killed and her housemate was injured this morning in a house fire.

Emergency crews were called to a two-story, brick row house on Stanley Street near Norris just before 9 a.m., said fire chief Richard Davison. Firefighters got the blaze under control by 9:10 a.m., Davison added. But as firefighters combed through the wreckage, they found Martha Frazier, 92, dead in a second-floor bedroom.

Paramedics rushed a man neighbors identified as Frazier's housemate to a local hospital. His name, age and condition weren't released. Investigators have not yet determined the fire's cause.

The death marks the 24th fire fatality so far this year; the city had 25 fire fatalities in 2012, Davison said.