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Ridgecrest woman dies from combination of heat, cardiovascular disease

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Posted at 6:11 PM, Jul 05, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-05 21:11:07-04

The coroner's office is reporting that a Ridgecrest woman died of heat-related issues in Inyokern on Friday.

76-year-old Helen Burns was found dead near Highway 395; the coroner's office says she died from a combination of the heat and of cardiovascular disease.

Weather records show the high temperature in the area that day was 107 degrees.