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House fire kills central Indiana woman

SPENCER, Ind. – Authorities say a house fire in rural central Indiana has killed an 83-year-old woman.

The body of Ruth Ingalls was found Tuesday night in her fire-gutted Owen County home along U.S. 231 about two miles south of Spencer.

WTHR-TV and WISH-TV reported a caller alerted the county sheriff’s office about the fire Tuesday night and said someone might still be inside the home.

Fire crews arrived to find the house fully engulfed in flames and later found Ingalls’ body inside.

The state fire marshal’s office is investigating what caused the fire about 15 miles northwest of Bloomington.