Woman dies after being pulled from burning home in Union County

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UNION COUNTY, Ohio - A woman is dead following a fire at a home in the Richwood community of Union County.

The fire on North Clinton Street started around 1:30 Tuesday morning. It was still burning hours later.

Firefighters tell 10TV they found a woman on the couch of the first floor of the home. That person was transported to the hospital and later died.

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There is no word yet on what started the fire, but fire officials believe it started in the basement of the home.

Columbia Gas crews conducted a thorough inspection of the gas service at the residences and determined their system is safe.

The fire remains under investigation.