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DECATUR, Ill. (WAND) - Authorities have identified a woman who died after a house fire in Decatur.

The fire happened on Thursday, April 1. Firefighters responded to a West Forest Avenue address for a lift assist and found the victim on fire in the kitchen. She had suffered severe burns and was quickly taken to Decatur Memorial Hospital, where hospital staff pronounced her dead.

Sangamon County Coroner Jim Allmon identified the woman as 61-year-old Gloria Martin. 

Autopsy results showed Martin died from thermal injuries sustained in the fire. The Sangamon County coroner and Decatur Police Department are investigating. 

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