The body of a woman was found in a house fire in Eau Claire on Monday afternoon.

The fire at 3631 E. Hamilton Ave., near Oakwood Mall, was reported at 1:26 p.m.

According to the Eau Claire Fire Department:

Firefighters encountered heavy smoke from the house, with flames showing from one of the windows.

The fire was extinguished within 15 minutes.

The woman’s body was found and removed to the exterior of the single-family Ranch-style home.

Battalion Chief Bryon Bensen said the fire and the woman’s death are being investigated by the fire and police departments in Eau Claire.

The woman’s name has not been released.

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