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Woman dies after South Dallas house fire

A dog and a cat were also killed in the fire, according to Dallas Fire-Rescue.
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DALLAS — Updated at 2:49 p.m. to reflect the woman's death. 

A woman has died after she was found in a house fire early Tuesday, according to Dallas Fire-Rescue officials. 

The fire broke out shortly before 2 a.m. at a one-story home on the 2300 block of Metropolitan Avenue, according to fire officials. 

Firefighters could see flames coming from the front windows of the home when they arrived and began to work to put the fire out, extinguishing it "in a short period of time," the spokesperson said.

A woman was found unconscious in the hallway of the home. She was taken to the hospital where she later died, according to Dallas Fire-Rescue spokesman Jason Evans. 

The woman has not been publicly identified. 

A dog and a cat were also killed in the fire, officials said. 

Officials said it appears the fire started in the den at the front of the home and spread to the exterior walls and into the attic. The cause of the fire remains undetermined, Evans said. 

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