State fire marshals will aid Victoria fire officials in investigating a house fire in which a woman died, authorities said Friday.

“Because of the fatality, we utilize all of the resources available to ensure the investigation is thorough,” said Victoria Fire Chief Tracy Fox.

Woman dies in Victoria house fire, fire officials say

A portion of the roof collapsed around 10 p.m. while firefighters contained the fire from the outside. By 10:30 p.m., the fire was mostly extinguished.

Woman dies in Victoria house fire, fire officials say

A significant amount of smoke pours out of the home in the 100 block of  Windwood Lane in Victoria on Thursday.

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Chase Rogers covers breaking news and public safety for The Victoria Advocate. He graduated from Texas State University with a bachelor's in mass communications and journalism. Chase can be reached at 361-574-1286, crogers@vicad.com or on Twitter.

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