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One woman dead after St. Francisville house fire

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ST. FRANCISVILLE - Family members say a woman died in a house fire in West Feliciana Parish Wednesday.

Investigators with the West Feliciana Fire Department said the fire broke out at a home in the 7000 block of Solitude Road. Authorities say the victim, Kittie Johnson, called 911 around 6:41 p.m. The first fire truck was on the scene by 6:50 p.m.

Johnson was inside the home when the fire broke out. West Feliciana Parish Fire Protection District believes that the fire started in the kitchen. They are not sure if Johnson was cooking or using the stove for heat.

Johnson told 911 dispatch that her door was locked and she didn't have anything to break a window with. The fire department believes the door was nailed shut. 

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