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1 woman dies, 2nd woman hurt in Georgia house fire

December 24, 2018

AUSTELL, Ga. (AP) — One woman has died and another was burned in a house fire in Georgia.

News outlets reported the fire was reported around 1 a.m. Sunday in near Austell in Cobb County.

Cobb County fire spokesman James Kapish said the home was engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived, less than five minutes after neighbors had reported the blaze.

Kapish said a woman with burned arms was found in the backyard at the home.

Firefighters pulled a second woman from a bedroom. Both women were taken to WellStar Cob Hospital in Austell, where the one who was pulled from the bedroom died. Her name has not been released.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

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