A house on 87 Cheney Road caught fire early Saturday morning. Officials say a 95-year-old woman died in the blaze. Submitted

CHELSEA — A woman was found dead after flames engulfed and destroyed her Chelsea home Saturday morning, officials said.

The woman was identified as 95-year-old Gladys McGuire, who lived alone at the residence, according to Shannon Moss, spokesperson for the Maine State Police. An autopsy will be done Sunday to determine the official cause of death.

The fire broke out at her home at 87 Cheney Road at approximately 6:47 a.m.

The cause of the fire is still being investigated by the Office of State Fire Marshal and investigators were at the scene for most of Saturday.

Chelsea, Togus, Gardiner, West Gardiner, Vassalboro, Pittston and Farmingdale fire departments responded to the fire.

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