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Yazoo County coroner: 84-year-old woman dies in house fire southeast of Yazoo City


BENTON, Mississippi — Yazoo County officials say an 84-year-old woman died in house fire in the Benton community southeast of Yazoo City.

Coroner Ricky Shivers identified the victim as Velma Granderson.

Shivers says Granderson's body was found in a bedroom Tuesday afternoon after the fire was brought under control.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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