Fire claims life of elderly Smith's Station woman

A Smith's Station woman wasfound dead in the bathroom of her Lee Road home after fire crews extinguished ahouse fire Wednesday afternoon.

There was heavy smokeand fire showing when crews arrived on the scene.

It appears that the firestarted in the kitchen.

The identity of the womanhas not being until family is notified.{}The investigation into the cause of the fire continues.

There have been morethan 40 fire related deaths in Alabama in 2014. {}