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Arson officials conducting investigation into fatal Saturday morning fire

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Courtesy: Louisville Fire and Rescue Courtesy: Louisville Fire and Rescue
Courtesy: Louisville Fire and Rescue Courtesy: Louisville Fire and Rescue
Courtesy: Louisville Fire and Rescue Courtesy: Louisville Fire and Rescue
Courtesy: Louisville Fire and Rescue Courtesy: Louisville Fire and Rescue
Courtesy: Louisville Fire and Rescue Courtesy: Louisville Fire and Rescue

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) - Cierra Lewis , 22, died in a house fire early Saturday morning, according to Capt. Salvador Melendez from the Louisville Division of Fire.

Louisville fire crews responded to the scene of the house fire at around 5 a.m., according to a MetroSafe dispatcher.

The fire happened in the 200 block of North 37th Street, near Duncan Street.

Lewis was pronounced dead at University Hospital at 7 a.m. Her cause of death is pending a toxicology report.

Authorities say that firefighters entered the home and found an adult female unconscious in the back of the home. Emergency workers gave medical care to the woman once she was brought outside the home. She was taken to U of L Hospital, where she was later pronounced dead, officials say.
 
Arson investigators say the fire began in a front room of the house, but still have not determined what caused the fire to start.

Officials say a total of four adults and five children were inside the home at the time the fire happened. Eight of the occupants managed to escape the fire before emergency workers arrived on the scene. Authorities say four of the people, including the victim, were overnight guests at the house.

It took 24 firefighters almost 30 minutes to contain the fire. No other homes were damaged by the flames.

Authorities also say an ambulance carrying victims from the fire, along with two firefighters and EMS workers collided with another car as it was heading to the hospital. The firefighters and EMS workers were treated for non-life threatening injuries. Officials say the driver of the second vehicle was not injured.

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