Woman killed in house fire

The fire broke out early Friday morning in a home near 81st and Latrobe. Flames were shooting out of the kitchen window in the back of the home when firefighters arrived.

While crews scrambled to get water on the flames, firefighters searched the house for a woman who apparently didn't make it out.

Rose Ann Francies Kwiapkowski, 71, was found on an enclosed back porch.

The victim was rushed to the hospital where she was pronounced dead.

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