UPDATE: Name released in Charleston fatal fire

UPDATE 12/19/16 @ 10:55 a.m.
KANAWHA COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- The West Virginia State Fire Marshal has released the name of a woman killed in a house fire.

According to the Fire Marshal's Office, Ruth Thomas, 79, is the name of the woman who died.

The cause of the fire is still undetermined. There is no word on if any smoke detectors were in the home.

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UPDATE 12/19/16 @ 6:10 a.m.
KANAWHA COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- An elderly woman is dead after an early morning fire in Kanawha County.

The fire was called in about 3:15 Monday morning in the 1500 block of Loudendale Lane.

Kanawha County Emergency Management Deputy Director C.W. Sigman tells WSAZ it appears as if the woman was trying to escape the house. Her body was found near the front door.

The home is in a rural part of the county with very few neighbors, but Sigman says the woman does have relatives in the area.

"Witnesses said when we first got here, like family members next door, there was a lot of fire shooting out of the left side of the building where the bedroom was," said Sigman. "That's where, as much damage as we got, there was even more damage concentrated on that side of the house."

The West Virginia Fire Marshal's office is on scene investigating the cause of the fire.

No other details have been released at this point.

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ORIGINAL STORY 12/19/16
KANAWHA COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- One person is dead after an early morning fire in Kanawha County.

The fire was called in about 3:15 Monday morning in the 1500 block of Loudendale Lane.

The West Virginia Fire Marshal's office confirms one person has died in that fire.

No other details have been released at this point.

A WSAZ crew is headed to the scene.

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