Sheriff: Elderly woman's body found inside home after fire

Woman found dead after house fire

MONROE, NC (WBTV) - The body of a woman was found inside a Union County home, according to the Sheriff's Department, after a fire ripped through the house early Friday morning.

The fire happened around 2:20 a.m. Friday morning along the 4100 block of Lancaster Highway in Monroe, WBTV learned.

The Union County Sheriff's Office was called to the scene after the body of an elderly woman was found inside the home.

The woman's identity has not been released until her family can be notified.

Investigators say the front of the house only sustained minor damage, but the back of the home is destroyed.

Fire investigators are going through the home to figure out what happened. The Fire Marshal is investigating the case.

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