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80-Year-Old Severely Injured in House Fire in Bennington, Vt.

An 80-year-old woman was taken to Southwestern Vermont Medical Center

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Authorities say a house fire in Bennington, Vermont, has left an elderly woman seriously injured. 

Firefighters responded to a call for a fire just before 3:30 a.m. Saturday. Investigators believe the blaze was electrical in nature and is not suspicious. 

An 80-year-old woman was taken to Southwestern Vermont Medical Center. She was then airlifted to a hospital in Westchester County, New York, for severe smoke inhalation. She was listed in critical condition as of Sunday. 

Her husband was in the house at the time but was able to make it out. 

The exact cause of the fire remains undetermined.

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