Smoke and heat made it impossible for firefighters to rescue a woman left in her Mason County home on Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017.

Firefighters responded to a house fire call around 2:04 a.m at the 4600 block of South Pere Marquette Highway in Summit Township. The call came from the husband who was able to safely evacuate the home, but he said was unable to get his wife, Aleatha Lynn Cox, 66, of Ludington, out.

Multiple agencies were called to the scene including Riverton Township Fire, Ludington Fire along with LIFE EMS.

Cox's body was eventually removed from the home by firefighters. According to ABC 9 & 10 News, Cox's husband was taken to a hospital in Grand Rapids, suffering from burns and smoke inhalation.

Mason County Sheriff's Office is continuing to investigate the cause of the fire.

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