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Elderly woman killed in Phoenix house fire

Posted at 7:22 AM, Nov 20, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-20 19:33:40-05

PHOENIX — Phoenix fire officials say a 74-year-old woman was pronounced dead at the scene of a house fire early Wednesday morning.

Emergency crews were called to a home near 41st Avenue and Cholla Street around 6:30 a.m.

They were met with flames coming from the attic and a victim was pulled out of the home by firefighters.

Family members have identified the woman killed as 74-year-old Patricia Warner.

"She was a loving grandma. She took care of her own," Chaz Boyce, Warner's grandson, said.

"She got breast cancer and the first thing she said was, you and me are going to go to Italy and we hopped on the plane and she said she wanted to make memories with her grandkids before anything happened to her," Warner's granddaughter Kennan Horger Boyce said.

Family members say Warner was a breast cancer survivor and worked as an ER nurse for 30 years.

The cause of the fire has not been identified.