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Superior Firefighters fight a house fire at 54 Billings Drive, a short distance from Saint Louis Bay on Lake Superior Monday morning on the city's west side. Photo courtesy of Jed Carlson, Superior Telegram.

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SUPERIOR -- An investigation continues into a house fire that killed a retired high school music teacher in Superior.

Fire officials said they couldn't reach 76-year-old Jean Sweeney until the blaze was put out. Her body was found on the home's lower level.

Battalion chief Vern Johnson said it was close to where Sweeney had spent a lot of time. Johnson said the fire was burning for a long while before anyone noticed it.

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