Edina woman killed in house fire

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By Kelsey Lund

A woman died in a house fire in Edina early Monday morning, the Pioneer Press reported.

The fire in the family home on Oaklawn Avenue started in the basement before 4:45 a.m. and killed Cynthia L. Robb, 54, the Star Tribune reported.

Robb's husband and two daughters were not in the house at the time of the fire, the Star Tribune reported.

The cause of the fire is unknown, but Edina Fire Chief Marty Scheerer said tragedies like this one are why smoke alarms are so important, the Pioneer Press reported. Scheerer said the smoke detectors in the house were not working correctly, the Pioneer Press reported.

Scheerer also said that if fire sprinklers were installed in the home the outcome may have been different, the Star Tribune reported. Minnesota does not currently require fire sprinklers in houses, the Star Tribune reported.

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