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One dead in Whitley house fire

Kentucky State Police are investigating a fatal house fire that was reported Tuesday morning in Whitley County.

Whitley County Coroner Andy Croley removed the victim from the scene, and identification is pending.

Trooper Don Ross, spokesman for the London state police post, said an elderly woman lived in the house on New Zion Road.

The fire was reported shortly before 6:30 a.m. Tuesday. Members of the Woodbine and Rockholds fire departments helped fight the blaze.

The cause of the fire is under investigation, but no foul play is suspected, police said.