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Woman killed, daughter hurt in Baltimore fire

Thursday - 1/31/2013, 5:41pm  ET

BALTIMORE - A 70-year-old woman has died in a house fire in west Baltimore that also injured her daughter.

Baltimore Fire Department spokesman Chief Kevin Cartwright says the fire broke out about 5 a.m. Thursday. Firefighters were able to rescue 43-year-old Cynthia Sewell from the house. She suffered burns and was taken to the burn center at Johns Hopkins Bayview.

Firefighters found Sewell's mother, Brenda Gittings-Sewell, on the second floor. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

Cartwright says the blaze caused about $75,000 in damage. The cause is under investigation.

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