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Goldsboro Woman Killed in Accidental Fire

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GOLDSBORO, Md.- Investigators say an accidental house fire involving smoking materials claimed the life of a 65-year-old woman.

According to the Office of the State Fire Marshal, Linda Cross was found on her living room floor by her roommate after returning to the house on Sandtown Road in Goldsboro around 2:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Because of heavy smoke and high heat conditions caused by the fire, investigators said Cross' roommate was forced back out and asked a nearby construction worker to call 911.

Fire officials said nearly 45 firefighters responded to the two alarm fire and quickly contained the blaze to the living room.

Investigators said the fire started on the couch in the living room, which created enough smoke to overcome the victim.

The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner is expected to confirm the cause of death.

According to investigators, the fire caused an estimated $50,000 in damage to the house and it's contents.

The American Red Cross said they are currently assisting the other residents by providing them with food, clothing and shelter.

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