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March 29, 2013Atchison, KS |  By: Meyer

Elderly Woman Dies in Atchison Ks Fire

An elderly woman is confirmed dead as the result of an Atchison, Kansas house fire early this morning.

According to Atchison Fire Chief Mike McDermed, crews responded to 419 Smith Street around 3:45.

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Police have identified the victim as 75-year-old Sharon D. Ferris. McDermed says while the cause of the fire remains under investigation with the State Fire Marshal’s office, foul play is not suspected.

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Crews blocked off the scene near 5th and Smith Streets, causing traffic on 5th Street to be re-routed off the nearby viaduct until around 6:40 this morning.