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Woman found dead after being trapped inside burning house in northern Minnesota

The tragic fire happened late Tuesday morning.

A woman who called 911 to report that she was trapped inside a burning house was found dead Tuesday. 

According to Eveleth Chief of Police Tim Koivunen, the 77-year-old woman called 911 at 10:58 a.m., with firefighters arriving at the scene in the 700 block of North Court to find the house fully engulfed in flames. 

First responders could not immediately enter the house due to flames, heavy smoke and extreme heat. After the fire was extinguished, the woman's body was found inside the house. 

The victim's identity is being withheld pending an autopsy by the Midwest Medical Examiner's Office. 

The State Fire Marshal is investigating the cause of the fire. 

After the fire was extinguished Tuesday. 

After the fire was extinguished Tuesday. 

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