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December 22, 2014 at 5:53 AM

Woman found dead in University Place fire

The Associated Press

UNIVERSITY PLACE — Firefighters found the body of a woman at an apartment fire in University Place in Pierce County.

West Pierce Fire and Rescue says a neighbor was burned Sunday evening in a rescue attempt. He ran outside when he smelled smoke, saw flames coming from his neighbor’s unit and suffered burns kicking in the door.

KOMO reports  he was taken to a hospital with serious burns.

Firefighters doused the flames and found the woman’s body. A dog also died in the fire.

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