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Elderly woman died of smoke inhalation during Alton fire, officials say

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Fire officials in the 3200 block of Duco Street following a fatal fire (Credit: KMOV) Fire officials in the 3200 block of Duco Street following a fatal fire (Credit: KMOV)

ALTON, Ill. (KMOV.com) – The Madison County coroner has identified the woman who was found dead following an early morning house fire in Alton Thursday.

Judith Kay Littleton, 75, was found dead in the living room of the house in the 3200 block of Duco Street after it caught fire around 5:30 a.m.

Alton fire officials told News 4 Littleton used her medical alert button to notify the fire department of the blaze. 

According to the coroner, Littleton's cause of death is consistent with smoke inhalation. He also said further laboratory analysis is pending.

The Illinois State Fire Marshal is investigating the cause of the fire.

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