COLUMBIA, La. (AP) — Authorities say an elderly woman died in a house fire in southern Caldwell Parish.

Sheriff's deputies tell The News-Star the fire broke out around 4 p.m. Tuesday in a home south of Columbia.

Detective Tony Childress said several local fire departments, including Kelly, Olla and Grayson responded to the blaze.

Childress says 79-year-old Hattie Dunaway was found dead inside the home.

The cause remains undetermined.

The fire is under investigation by the Caldwell Parish Sheriff's Office and the State Fire Marshal.


Information from: The News-Star,