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Police ID woman killed in Richmond house fire

Police: 'No foul play is suspected'
Posted at 3:33 PM, Mar 11, 2021
and last updated 2021-03-11 15:33:49-05

RICHMOND, Va. -- Authorities have released the name of the woman found dead inside a burning home on Richmond's Southside Wednesday afternoon.

Fire crews were called to a house fire in the 600 block of W 34th Street in the Woodland Heights neighborhood just before 2:45 p.m.

"Once on scene, they forced entry and found fire in the kitchen area with smoke throughout the residence," officials said. "Crews quickly put water on the fire and focused on conducting primary and secondary searches.

Officials said that as fire crews searched the home, they found a woman, who was was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police later identified the victim as Elizabeth Adams.

"No foul play is suspected," police said. ""The investigation into the cause of the fire is on-going."

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