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Woman dies after Hyde Park fire

An elderly woman became Boston’s first fire fatality of the year, in a blaze at her Hyde Park home Saturday night, said Steve MacDonald, spokesman for the Boston Fire Department.

The fire began shortly before 8 at a 1½-story, wood frame house on Colchester Street, MacDonald said.

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The victim, whose name and age were not disclosed, was helped out of the building by a neighbor and was treated at the scene, McDonald said.

She was taken to a hospital, where she was pronounced dead, MacDonald said. The state medical examiner will determine the cause of death.

The two-alarm fire was extinguished in about 30 minutes.

The extensive damage to the home was estimated at $150,000, MacDonald said.

The fire’s cause has not been determined, and is under investigation by the Boston Fire Department, Boston police, and the Suffolk County district attorney’s office, MacDonald said.

Melissa Hanson can be reached at or on Twitter @Melissa__Hanson
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