89-year old woman killed in Westerville fire

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WESTERVILLE, Ohio (WCMH)– The Westerville Division of Fire says an 89-year old woman died in a house fire on Brisbane Avenue Thursday evening.

Lois J. Beachler was the only resident of the home and the sole fatality, according to authorities.

Fire crews responded to 276 Brisbane Ave. around 6 p.m. Thursday and brought the fire under control. Investigators believe the fire was an accident that started in the living room.

Fire officials say the home’s smoke alarms were working at the time of the fire.

The Franklin County Coroner is investigating the victim’s death.

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