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Victim identified after Jefferson City house fire

One person dies in a Jefferson City house fire.

Authorities say the fire started at about 6 p.m. Sunday on Laurel Drive south of the Highway 54 and Missouri Boulevard intersection.

Crews pulled 60-year-old Carla Palmero away from the heavy fire, but she died at a hospital.

Investigators say it looks like the fire was an accident. It may have started in the house’s fireplace.

(This story was last updated at 12:23 p.m. Monday.)

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