Authorities say woman died in Ashland apartment fire

Authorities in eastern Nebraska are investigating an apartment fire that left one woman dead.

ASHLAND, Neb. (AP) — Authorities in eastern Nebraska are investigating an apartment fire that left one woman dead.

The fire broke out before dawn Tuesday morning in an apartment near downtown Ashland. The woman was rushed to a Lincoln hospital, where she was pronounced dead, Saunders County Sheriff Kevin Stukenholtz said. The woman’s name has not been released, and no other injuries were reported.

Saunders County Attorney Joe Dobesh said an autopsy will be performed on Wednesday. The Nebraska State Fire Marshal’s Office is investigating the cause of the fire.

Ashland is about 30 miles southwest of Omaha.

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