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Covington County woman dies in early morning house fire

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A Covington County woman is dead and her husband was injured during an early morning house fire.

Firefighters from Sanford, Seminary, and East Covington responded to the blaze on Sam Mooney Rd. in the Sanford community at around 6 a.m. The Covington County Sheriff's Department confirms that an unidentified woman died in the fire.

Firefighters from Southwest and South Jones County were called in to assist. When they arrived at around 7 a.m. the home was still fully involved. The Jones County firefighters provided water support and thermal imagery.

According to the Southwest Jones Fire Chief the couple was asleep at the time of the fire. The woman's husband escaped the fire with serious burns to the face.

The fire is believed to have been started by a lightning strike. It is being investigated by the State Fire Marshal's Office.

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