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Authorities ID woman killed in fire

12:09 PM PST, November 15, 2012

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Police on Thursday identified a woman killed in a house fire near the Back Bay as Mary Louise Phillips.

Firefighters discovered the 90-year-old woman's body in her Heather Lane home when responding to a fire reported about 10:40 a.m. Wednesday, authorities said.

Newport Beach and Costa Mesa firefighters put out the blaze by 11:18 a.m., according to Newport Beach fire Battalion Chief Chip Duncan.

The fire was ruled an accident, and was most likely electrical in nature, according to Newport Beach police spokeswoman Kathy Lowe.

— Lauren Williams

Twitter: @lawilliams30