ALBEMARLE, NC (FOX 46 WJZY) — A woman died in a house fire in Albemarle Friday evening, according to the Albemarle Fire Department. 

Firefighters responded to the fire in the 800 block of Thomas St. around 6 PM. It took firefighters 14 minutes to control the blaze. The female victim was pronounced dead by EMS. No one else was at the residence.

A cause of the fire has not been determined, but it appears the fire started in a bedroom, according to investigators. There was smoke & fire damage throughout the home. 

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