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Homeowner Dies, Firefighter Injured in Fall River Blaze

The fire occurred early Sunday morning

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    Homeowner Dies, Firefighter Injured in Fall River Blaze

    A 70-year-old homeowner died and a firefighter was injured in a fire early Sunday morning in Fall River, Massachusetts, according to WJAR-TV.

    The fire at the multi-story building on 47 Orswell St. was reported shortly after 3 a.m.

    District Chief Sean Flannery said crews easily brought the fire under control but were slowed down by the high volume of belongings in the home.

    Crews found the woman on the third floor of the building. She was taken to a hospital, where she was pronounced dead. Relatives identified her as Lillian Cordeiro to WJAR.

    The injured firefighter was also taken to the hospital for evaluation.

    The cause of the fire has not yet been identified, but does not appear suspicious.