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Woman found dead after house fire near UW-L



When La Crosse firefighters checked out a smoke alarm at a house last night, they found the fire was already out when they arrived. 

But a woman’s body was in the house. 

Investigators say the woman was the owner of that house in the 400 block of South 22nd Street.  She’s identified as Peggy Crowley.

It hasn’t been determined how she died, or how the fire started.  There was heavy fire and smoke damage inside the building. 

The smoke detector went off in the house, just before 8 p.m.

A native of Prairie du Chien, Brad graduated from UW - La Crosse and has worked in radio news for more than 30 years, mostly in the La Crosse area. He regularly covers local courts and city and county government. Brad produces the features "Yesterday in La Crosse" and "What's Buried on Brad's Desk." He also writes the website "Triviazoids," which finds odd connections between events that happen on a certain date, and he writes and performs with the local comedy group Heart of La Crosse. Brad been featured on several national TV programs because of his memory skills.

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