Woman dies in Security house fire

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Investigators on the scene of a house fire that killed one person in Security Monday morning. / Sarah Hempelmann - FOX21 News

Investigators on the scene of a house fire that killed one person in Security Monday morning. / Sarah Hempelmann – FOX21 News

SECURITY, Colo. — A woman was found dead after a house fire in Security early Monday morning, according to the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office.

Firefighters were called to the fire on Cypress Drive around 2:30 a.m. When they arrived, flames were moving quickly through the house and roof, according to the fire department. Neighboring homes were evacuated while crews put out the fire.

It took about 45 minutes to bring the fire under control. The home is a total loss, according to the sheriff’s office.

Once the home was safe to enter, firefighters went inside, where they found a woman dead. Her name has not yet been released.

No one else was home at the time.

Investigators are working to determine exactly how the woman died and how the fire started. The sheriff’s office said there is no known danger to the community.

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