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Fire in San Francisco Leaves Woman Dead, Man Hurt

A woman was killed and a man was hurt after a fire ignited in San Francisco Tuesday morning, according to the fire department.

The deceased woman was in her 30's and the identity has not been released, according to San Francisco Fire Chief Joanne Hayes-White. Previously, the department erroneously said a man was killed in a fire.

The woman's body was located at the top of the stairs. Hayes-White said she believes the woman was trying to get out when she collapsed. 

"This a tough one. We work to save lives, not lose lives," Hayes-White said. 

Six other peopled lived inside the two-story home. Five of them escaped the fire without injuries but the sixth man was treated at the hospital for smoke inhalation, according to fire officials.

The blaze broke out around 3:30 a.m. at 1310 Funston Ave. in the city's Inner Sunset neighborhood, the fire department reported. It was contained just after 4 a.m.

The cause of the blaze is under investigation, but officials said the fire is not suspicious.

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