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A 97-year-old woman died and three others were injured in a house fire Friday afternoon on the city’s east side, police said.

The fire started around 2:15 p.m. in the 5900 block of Marcus.

The elderly woman was bedridden, said Detroit police officer Adam Madera.

A 40-year-old woman was able to leave the house with her two sons, ages 12 and 3. The three are at a hospital in stable condition, Madera said.

Arson investigators are on the scene trying to determine the cause of the fire, Madera said.

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