Elderly woman dies in house fire

February 28, 2010 6:58:23 AM PST
An 85-year-old woman has died after a fire in her home in west suburban Riverside.Heavy smoke and flames were coming from the home when police and fire crews arrived around 6 p.m. Saturday.

The victim, Delores Benes, was taken to a hospital and later pronounced dead. One other woman suffered minor injuries.

Three police officers and two firefighters also were taken to area hospitals for minor injuries.

No smoke detectors were in the home.


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