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Spokane Area Woman Killed After Being Hit by a Falling Tree

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SPOKANE, WA - The winds Tuesday caused a tree to fall on a woman in the Spokane area of south hill killing her. 

Firefighters responded to a report of a tree knocking down power lines, but once on scene they upgraded the call, saying the tree was actually on top of an unresponsive woman. 

Spokane Assistant Fire Chief Brian Schaeffer says attempts to revive the woman were unsuccessful and she was pronounced dead at the scene. Spokane Police have not identified her but said she was in her 50's. 

The Spokane County Medical Examiner's Office will identify the woman once next of kin has been notified.

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