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Woman killed in Dauphin County fire identified

Written by The Associated Press | Mar 4, 2014 8:07 AM
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(Camp Hill) -- Authorities in Dauphin County have identified a woman killed in a row house fire that critically injured two other people.

County Coroner Graham Hetrick says 55-year-old Patricia Scott died of smoke inhalation and burns in the blaze in Lykens.

Hetrick says Scott was in a room with oxygen tanks she used to treat a medical condition when the blaze started at about 10:15 p.m. Sunday.

Another woman and her 12-year-old son escaped out a second-floor window.

They were taken to Penn State Hershey Medical Center and later transferred to the Lehigh Valley Burn Center, where they were listed in critical condition Monday.

Hetrick says there was evidence the victim smoked in the room.

The cause of the blaze remains under investigation.

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