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Officials identify woman who died after house fire

January 8, 2019

TORRINGTON, Conn. (AP) — Police have identified a woman who died after being rescued from a house fire in Torrington, Connecticut.

Fire officials say 68-year-old Donna Needham died Friday from injuries suffered in the Thursday fire at the home she shared with her 65-year-old husband, John.

John Needham remains hospitalized in critical condition.

Fire Chief Peter Towey says crews received a report of two people possibly trapped in a burning home, and they arrived to find a raging fire and a man outside with burns.

The fire was so intense that a third team of firefighters was called to the scene, including some who were off-duty.

One firefighter suffered minor burns when rescuing one of the victims.

The cause of the blaze remains under investigation.

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