A woman was killed Tuesday afternoon when a home caught on fire in DeKalb County, authorities said.
Photo: Channel 2 Action News
Photo: Channel 2 Action News

62-year-old woman killed in DeKalb house fire

A woman was killed Tuesday afternoon when a home caught on fire in DeKalb County, authorities said.

Crews were dispatched to the two-story home along Troy Cove Road near I-285 about 2 p.m., DeKalb fire spokesman Capt. Dion Bentley said.

The 62-year-old woman was discovered in her living room and pronounced dead at the scene, authorities said. 

A family member who was in the home’s basement at the time was able to escape, Channel 2 Action News reported. 

The fire has since been extinguished, but investigators are still working to determine what caused it. 

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