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Woman dies in Boston house fire; city’s 2nd 2015 fire death

March 11, 2015

BOSTON (AP) — Boston fire officials say a woman has died in a fire at a two-family home in the Dorchester neighborhood.

Fire Department spokesman Mike Walsh tells The Boston Globe (http://bit.ly/1F8YPUd) the woman was found on the first floor of the home on Tonawanda Street.

A neighbor, Jennifer Cartee, told the Globe the woman who died was a longtime resident who was “universally loved.” She said the woman had some mobility issues.

The fire was reported at 2:40 p.m. Tuesday. Two firefighters were treated for minor injuries.

Walsh said the fire caused about $300,000 in damage and displaced five people. Authorities said the fire isn’t suspicious and snow didn’t hinder firefighters.

It was the second fire death in Boston this year. An elderly woman died in a Dorchester house on Jan. 29.

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Information from: The Boston Globe, http://www.bostonglobe.com

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