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Authorities ID house fire victim

Published 10:43am Wednesday, January 2, 2013

SHOREVIEW — Authorities in Ramsey County have identified a woman who died in a fire at her Shoreview home.

Nancy Swanson, 60, lived alone in the house that burned on Monday morning. Firefighters reported difficulty getting inside the house due to piles of debris and clutter.

A spokesman for the Ramsey County Sheriff’s Office said conditions inside the home suggest hoarding. Firefighters believe the fire was accidental and started in the basement.