1 dead, firefighter injured in Springfield house fire

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February 17, 2014 1:53:48 PM PST
A woman was killed and a firefighter was injured in a house fire in Delaware County Saturday night.

Fire broke out in a home on the 300 block of East Leamy Avenue just before 8:00 p.m.

The victim who died has been identified as 86-year-old Mildred O'Hara. Authorities say soot and smoke inhalation as well as extensive burns contributed to her death.

Officials say heavy fire and smoke were coming from the two and a half story residence when they arrived.

The fire was brought under control within 45 minutes.

A firefighter suffered minor injuries.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.


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