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Elderly woman dies after being rescued from fire in DeKalb Co. Friday

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An elderly woman has died after being rescued from a house fire Friday.

The woman was at Grady Memorial Hospital in critical condition after firefighters found her unconscious in an upstairs bedroom of her Decatur home on Northstrand Drive.

A fire alarm called first responders to the victim's home. According to Assistant Fire Chief Christopher Morrison, as soon as the smoke alarms went off the home alarm alerted crews.

"We made forced entry into the home, found some fire in the back room and saw a victim on the inside, lying face down unconscious," Morrison said.

Crews quickly carried the woman to a waiting ambulance.

"She is now breathing on her own, that is a good sign," Morrison said Friday.

Except for a broken window, the home doesn't even look like there was a fire inside. Crews were able to contain it to the upstairs bedroom. No one called 911 because there were no obvious signs of fire.

Investigators are still trying to determine what caused the fire.

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