Fatal Fire

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

A 68-year-old woman has died as a result of a house fire Thursday in Holdrege.

The victim has been identified as Martha J Gould.

Phelps County Attorney Tim Hoeft says a passer by reported the fire shortly after 6pm. Gould was pulled from the fire and taken to the Holdrege hospital, where she was pronounced dead.

Hoeft says a preliminary investigation indicated Gould died of smoke inhalation.

Hoeft says it appears the fire was accidental.

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