Second woman pulled from Saginaw house fire succumbs to injuries

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SAGINAW (WJRT) (2/14/2018) - A second woman has died after a house condemned by the city of Saginaw hours earlier caught fire late Monday.

The fire in the 1700 block of Wood Street was reported around 10 p.m.

The Saginaw Fire Department pulled a 71-year-old woman out within five minutes of receiving the call. While rescue crews were performing CPR on her, firefighters found her 41-year-old daughter in the burning house and pulled her to safety.

The 41-year-old died late Monday at a Saginaw-area hospital. The 71-year-old was airlifted to a Metro Detroit hospital in critical condition, but she died there early Wednesday.

Saginaw Fire Chief Chris Van Loo confirmed the house had been condemned earlier on Monday. Saginaw code enforcement officers were there around 3 p.m., but they could not discuss the reason for the house being condemned.

A Michigan State Police fire investigator assigned to the case could not confirm how the fire started, but he believes it started in the front of the house.

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