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Marion woman dies in house fire, husband hurt

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MARION, SC -

A Marion woman died while she and her husband were working to heat their home after power went out from the massive ice storm.

Marion County Supervisor Tim Harper said one person was killed and another injured Thursday morning in a house fire in Marion.

A woman, Ernestine Ammons died in the incident which happened at a home on Upland Avenue, said Marion County Coroner Jerry Richardson. Richardson did not immediately have the woman's age available.

Harper says the blaze started as the victim was trying to keep the home warm after the power went out.

Richardson said Ammons' husband was taken to McLeod Hospital in Florence for treatment of burns.

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