Woman dies in overnight house fire in Switzerland Co.

SWITZERLAND CO., IN (FOX19) - A 52-year-old woman is dead following a house fire in Switzerland County, Ind. on Sunday night.

Switzerland County Sheriff's Office first received reports of a fire on Bradford Avenue around 11 p.m. Sunday night. Volunteer firefighters from East Enterprise and Posey Fire Departments responded to the scene.

Crews arriving on the scene found the home fully engulfed in flames. Officials say that one woman, identified at 52-year-old Linda Mello, was unable to escape the blaze. Authorities say Mello died inside the burning home.

The cause of the fire is currently under investigation. Anyone with information on the fire is asked to the Switzerland County Sheriff's Office at 427-3636.

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