A 51-year-old woman is dead after a house fire in Sturgis Friday night.
Police say the blaze destroyed a one-story home she shared with her husband and mother in the 1100 block of Merryview Drive.
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When firefighters arrived on scene they found the husband and mother outside of the home, they then learned that a third person was still inside.
Firefighters later found the 51-year-old woman dead inside the house, which was engulfed in flames when they arrived around 9:35 p.m.
Investigators believe the "cause appears to be careless candle use."