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Woman Dies in Freeport, Maine Fire

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    John Marcucci
    A family of four escaped uninjured from a suburban house fire that left one of their two cats dead.

    The Maine state Fire Marshal's Office says a Freeport woman has died in a fire in her home.

    Authorities say firefighters found the body of 68-year-old Donelda Madore early Saturday morning near the stairs in her living room. Investigators say it appears she was overcome by smoke as she tried to escape.

    The fire was reported around 1 a.m. by her husband, 69-year-old David Madore, who woke up to find his house filled with smoke. He and two other adults were able to escape. David Madore tried to get back in to search for his wife, but was forced out by the smoke.

    The fire is believed to have started in the attic, and it burned the roof off the house.

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