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Woman killed in overnight fire at Athens motel

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ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - Authorities are investigating an overnight fire at a motel that killed one person in Athens.

According to Athens-Clarke County authorities, firefighters were called to the America's Best Inn on Atlanta Highway at about 12:50 a.m. Monday. Athens-Clarke County police say the blaze killed one woman, but all other motel guests and employees evacuated safely.

Athens-Clarke County police remained on the scene at daybreak Monday after the fire was extinguished. Investigators could not immediately say what caused the fire or if any foul play was suspected.

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