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Update: coroner identifies woman found dead in home after fire

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YORK, Pa. (WHTM) -

Firefighters in York said they discovered the body of a woman inside a home on Devers Road Sunday following a small fire there on Saturday.

The York County coroner identified the victim as 68-year-old Margaret Mann.

Crews were dispatched to the home around 5:00 p.m. after a caretaker discovered the body inside.

Police said it appears Mann died of smoke inhalation.

Investigators said the fire was started by a lit cigarette, and have since ruled it accidental in nature.

There were signs Mann tried to escape, firefighters said.

A smoke alarm was discovered inside the home, but investigators said it did not have working batteries.

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