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15-year-old dies of injuries suffered in Harrisburg fire

Written by The Associated Press | Nov 14, 2016 11:57 AM
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(Harrisburg) -- Authorities say one of two girls rescued from a house fire in Harrisburg last week has died.

City Fire Chief Brian Enterline says 15-year-old Shanice Johnson died Sunday of injuries she sustained in the blaze late Wednesday.

Johnson and a seven-year-old girl trapped on the second floor were critically injured and flown to Penn State Hershey Medical Center for treatment of smoke inhalation.

A 10-year-old boy, a 19-year-old man, and a woman were able to escape.

The child was uninjured and the other two were treated for moderate smoke inhalation and released.

The cause of the fire hasn't been determined, but investigators said a multi-plug power strip was in the spot where the fire started in a basement bedroom.

Enterline says no additional information is available about the fire and is asking that the family be given privacy and respect as they mourn the loss of one of their loved ones.

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