Fire claims elderly woman

An elderly Parker County woman died early Friday morning after fire destroyed her home.

The fire happened at about 3:00 a.m. on Bellenger Lane, north of Weatherford.

Once the blaze was under control, firefighters discovered the woman’s body inside the structure.

The woman’s identity was not immediately released, but officials say she was in her 80s. Family members say the woman lived alone and used a wood stove and a space heater to stay warm. Officials have not released an official cause for the fire.

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