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House fire victim identified

The Linn County Sheriff’s Office identified Nancy Hoffman, 79, as the person who died in a house fire in the 28200 block of Highway 20 on Thursday, Nov. 9.

Sweet Home fire officials said they arrived on scene at about 3:30, and the caller told them that Hoffman was still inside the house and couldn’t escape. Fire officials said they made a “rapid attack” into the home, where they were met with heavy smoke and high heat. Backup arrived from the Lebanon Fire District and firefighters used thermal imagery to find Hoffman. Fire officials say Hoffman had already died when they found her...

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