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House fire across from high school
Updated on: 01.28.13

5:12 p.m. UPDATE: Brown County Coroner Rob Ayers reports that an autopsy is scheduled for Tuesday in Seymour to make positive identification of the body and determine the cause of death. No information about the woman's identity is being released until her family can be notified.

Read more in the Jan. 30 Brown County Democrat and online Tuesday.

9:09 a.m.: A woman was found dead after a fire inside a house on East Washington Street this morning, Nashville police have confirmed.

Her identity has not been released, pending the notification of relatives.

The fire was reported sometime after 6 a.m. by a Brown County Schools bus driver. Nashville firefighters reported finding flames shooting out the front door and windows. They attempted to make entry through the door, but were pushed back as the roof began to collapse. They were able to enter in the back of the house and discovered a woman inside.

Brown County Coroner Rob Ayers reported that there was no fire damage in the room where the woman was found, only heat and smoke damage.

No cause of the fire has been determined. The state fire marshal is en route.

More information will be reported as it is released.

 

ORIGINAL POST: Just before 8 a.m. Monday, firefighters and other emergency workers were extinguishing a house fire near Schoolhouse Lane and East Washington Street, across the road from the high school near the bus lot. Further information is being sought as emergency personnel continue to work at the scene, which has been roped off with yellow tape. Check back for updates.

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Staff photos by KJ Rondomanski

  • January 28
    Jeff Foster at Hobnob restaurant
    6 to 8 p.m. Hobnob, 17 W. Main St.
  • January 28
    BC Sheriff's Merit Board
    4 p.m. Law Enforcement Center, 55 State Road 46 East
  • January 28
    BC Board of Zoning Appeals
    6 p.m. County Office Building, 201 N. Locust Lane
  • January 29
    Go Club at the library Thursdays
    3:30 to 5 p.m. Brown County Public Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • January 30
    Bingo
    6 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • January 31
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • January 31
    Dave Miller at Abe Martin Lodge
    5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Abe Martin Lodge, Brown County State Park
  • February 2
    Gnaw Bone Sewage District
    5:30 p.m. Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • February 3
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • February 3
    Bean Blossom Regional Sewer Board
    7:30 p.m. County Office Building, 201 N. Locust Lane
  • February 4
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    6 p.m. Benton Township Senior Center, 7616 E. State Road 45, Unionville
  • February 4
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    6 to 8 p.m. Hobnob, 17 W. Main St.
  • February 4
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    7 p.m. Van Buren trustee's office, 4748 Christianburg Road
  • February 5
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    6 p.m. Jackson Fire Station, 4831 Helmsburg Road
  • February 6
    Bingo
    5 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • February 9
    Washington Township Trustees
    7 p.m. Parkview Church of the Nazarene, 1750 State Road 46 East
  • February 12
    BC Convention & Visitors Commission
    8:30 a.m. County Office Building, 201 N. Locust Lane
  • February 13
    Bingo
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    6:30 p.m. 2314 Hickory Ridge Lane off Hornettown Road