The McAllen Fire Department is investigating the death of a woman found inside her home Tuesday afternoon. 

Initially, police responded to a report of a fire at the 1500 block of Fern Avenue at about 12:45 p.m., according to Lt. Joel Morales with the McAllen Police Department. 

Upon arrival, officers found an elderly woman dead inside the home. 

The cause of the fire, as well as the woman’s death, is being investigated by the fire department at this time. 

No further details were released. 

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