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Eau Claire Woman Dies In Apartment Fire

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EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (AP) – A 24-year-old Eau Claire woman died after an early morning fire at her apartment.

The woman was identified as Kara L. Hoeck.

When firefighters responded to the two-story duplex at about 4:45 a.m. Saturday they found the woman’s upper apartment full of heavy smoke and fire.

The Chippewa Herald reported that firefighters had to use a thermal imaging camera to find her. She was pronounced dead at a local hospital.

All of the occupants were displaced. Investigators are trying to determine the fire’s cause and how Hoeck died.

The fire department says the building is likely a total loss.

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