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88 year old dies in Lucerne house fire

National News // Feb. 13, 2018

An 88 year old woman has died in a fire in canton Lucerne. The blaze was first spotted by a woman driving past the house in the village of Schachen.

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She called the fire brigade and then tried to enter the house – but the blaze was too fierce.

The fire broke out at 2am on Sunday and wasn’t brought under control until dawn.

The woman’s body was found later in the morning.

A man who rents a room in the house told the press he wasn’t at home at the time as he was playing in a band as part of the canton’s Fasnacht festivals. He says the elderly woman was very kind and clear headed. 

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