Bridgewater: Fatal fire victim is identified

A woman who died in an early morning house fire in Bridgewater has been identified.

The victim is identified as 48 year old Diane Anderson, who lived at 70 Winter Street.

The two-alarm blaze broke out around 5:30 a.m. Monday in her single-family ranch style home.

Bridgewater Police and Fire were alerted by a cell phone call reporting smoke coming from the house.

Firefighters reported seeing smoke coming from the house when they arrived.

Firefighters removed the victim from the floor of her bedroom and paramedics performed CPR at the scene.

She was then transported to Brockton Hospital, where she was pronounced dead.

There was no immediate word on the cause of the fire, but it does not appear to be suspicious at this time.

The fire is being investigated by the State Fire Marshal’s office and the Bridgewater Police and Fire Departments.

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