Woman killed in Maple Grove house fire

On this day: December 24
1851: A fire devastates the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., destroying about 35,000 volumes, about two–thirds of the library's 55,000 book collection, including two–thirds of the personal library Thomas Jefferson had donated.

MAPLE GROVE, Minn. – Police say a homeowner has died in a house fire in Maple Grove.

Authorities say flames were shooting out of the house when firefighters arrived about 7 p.m. Thursday.

Officials say the fire was too intense for firefighters to enter the house. They later found the victim dead inside. She was a woman in her 70s who used a wheelchair. Officials say she lived alone.

Police and Hennepin County fire investigators are looking into the cause of the blaze.