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One dead, three hurt in West Allis fire

Sept. 9, 2010

West Allis — An 84-year-old woman was killed and three other people were injured Thursday in a house fire, a Fire Department official said.

The fire in the 1100 block of S. 56th St. was reported about 1:50 p.m., Fire Department Lt. Keith Pirlot said. The fire appears to be accidental, Deputy Police Chief Jerry Ponzi said.

The woman who died lived in the home and was pronounced dead at the scene, Pirlot said. Her name has not been released.

Pirlot said three people were taken to hospitals - two women, ages 51 and 39, who lived in the home, as well as a man who saw smoke coming from the home and tried to enter but was unable to do so.

The conditions of the people who were hospitalized were not available.

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