Mobile home fire in Avra Valley kills woman

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AVRA VALLEY, Ariz. (AP) -- A mobile home fire Wednesday in Avra Valley northwest of Tucson has claimed the life of a woman.

Family members identified the victim as 55-year-old Betty Chrestman. The cause of the fire has not been released. Northwest Fire crews got the flames out and during a search found the body of a woman inside the burned out mobile home.

Northwest Fire Department spokesman Adam Goldberg said the victim was apparently trying to escape the flames and smoke by making her way to the door.

Neighbors stood and watched as the mobile home burned Wednesday afternoon.


Information from: KOLD-TV,

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