Elderly woman dead after fire at Sanger home

SANGER, Calif.

Sanger firefighters responded to a kitchen fire on Bethel Avenue and Fifth Street around 11 a.m. Damage was minimal, and crews contained the flames to the kitchen. They also found the woman inside and got her out immediately.

The woman was transported to Community Regional Medical Center in critical condition. The victim, who was identified as Agnes Mercer, later died, according to a hospital spokesperson.

Fire officials are not sure at this point what caused her injuries. They're still investigating exactly what happened.

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