86-year-old woman dies in central Nebraska house fire

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LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) — A woman was killed in a house fire in central Nebraska on Tuesday.

Firefighters went to a home outside Cairo, a village about 20 miles northwest of Grand Island, shortly before 1 p.m.

They saw heavy smoke upon arrival, according to the Nebraska State Fire Marshal Agency.

Inside, authorities found the body of Shirley Alber, 86.

The agency said in a press release that she died “as a result of the fire.”

Chief Investigator Adam Matzner said the blaze was an accidental electrical fire.

The Cairo Fire Department, the Wood River Fire Department and several other agencies responded.

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