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Woman Dies After Fire Inside Lauderhill Townhouse

Lauderhill Fire Rescue Assistant Chief Jeff Levy told NBC 6 the fire started before 3 a.m. in the 2200 block of Northwest 55th Terrace

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A woman died early Friday morning after a fire broke out inside a Lauderhill townhouse.

Lauderhill Fire Rescue Assistant Chief Jeff Levy told NBC 6 the fire started before 3 a.m. and crews arrived at the home in the 2200 block of Northwest 55th Terrace shortly after.

Heavy smoke and flames were seen coming from the home, with crews finding the victim trapped inside.

The victim, who has not been identified, was transported to an area hospital where she was pronounced dead. Lauderhill Fire Rescue said a dog also died in the fire, but they were able to rescue a kitten.

Levy did not say what caused the fire. The fire was contained to one home, but two other homes suffered water damage.

The State Fire Marshall is currently investigating the case.

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