An elderly woman died following a fire early Tuesday on Tripoli Boulevard in Dumfries.

An 82-year-old woman has died following a house fire early Tuesday morning in Dumfries.

Firefighters were called to theĀ 17300 block of Tripoli Boulevard at 1:48 a.m. where they found heavy fire conditions. One of the occupants, a 56-year-old man, was found outside the house with minor injuries, Prince William County police spokeswoman Renee Carr said.

The elderly woman, identified as Dorothy Saddler, was found inside and flown to a burn center in D.C., where she later died, Carr said.

Her cause of the death and the cause of the fire remain under joint investigation by Prince William County police detectives and investigators with the Prince William fire marshal's office.

Their home sustained heavy fire damage, Prince William fire and rescue said.


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