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Investigators identify elderly woman killed in fire

The Knoxville Fire Department has identified an elderly woman who was killed along with her dog in a fire Wednesday night.

Myra Kravitz, 82, lived at 2512 North Park Boulevard.

Investigators are still working to determine the cause of the fire, but believe it was accidental.

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(WBIR) An 82-year-old woman and her dog died Wednesday night during a house fire in North Knoxville, according to Knoxville Fire Department spokesperson DJ Corcoran.

He said it appears the cause of death is accidental.

A passerby called 911 around 6:45 p.m. to report a possible house on fire near the intersection of Fountain Park Boulevard and North Park Boulevard. Engine Co. 11 rushed to the area and looked for any signs of a fire.

Crews spotted a red glow in the window of 2512 North Park Boulevard and forced their way inside.

Firefighters put out flames in the living room and discovered the burned body of the victim and her dog. KFD said fire damage was contained to the living room.

They said the cause of the fire and the woman's death appears to be accidental, but will remain under investigation.

The victim's name has yet to be released until family members can be notified.

10News will update this story when more information becomes available.


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