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An elderly woman was killed in a Tuesday house fire in Vienna.

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An elderly woman and two cats died Jan. 12 during an early morning house fire on Lauren Lane, S.E., Vienna police said.

The Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department and Vienna police responded to the fire shortly after 3 a.m. Fire crews extinguished the blaze and found the female resident and the cats deceased inside the residence.

The Fairfax County Fire Marshal’s Office and Vienna Police Department still are investigating the fire’s cause.

Authorities have not identified the woman yet. Vienna police declined to provide the property’s address, citing an active investigation.

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