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Woman Loses her Life to House Fire in Newville, Ala

a house on fire with the sun in the background

UPDATE: Henry County Coroner Derek Wright identified the victim as 70-year-old Tonja Kelley of Newville.

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NEWVILLE, Ala. (WDNews) – On June 04, 2024, at 7:48 AM, a structure fire occurred in Newville on N. Broad St. Multiple fire departments and emergency units responded to the scene. The house was occupied at the time of the fire, and unfortunately, a woman was found inside. Attempts to save her life were unsuccessful. Fire Fighters searched diligently to find the occupant. The womans husband called the fire in from another location. A name has not been released as of yet.

The cause of the fire is unknown and under investigation, but no foul play is suspected. The emergency response teams, including fire departments, law enforcement, and medical units, worked together to battle the fire and do everything they could to save a life.