Ridgway Woman Dies in House Fire

An 89-year-old Ridgway woman died in a fire in her home early this morning.

Elizabeth Verbeck was trapped in the fire that was reported at about 2:15 a.m. The blaze did $150,000 to the two-story house.

A cause for the fire has not been determined yet but State Police Fire Marshal Greg Agosti stressed that it is not believed to be arson. The investigation is continuing.

Two fires earlier within the last month are believed to be arson.

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