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74-year-old woman dies in Punnichy, Sask. house fire

A house fire which led to the death of a 74-year old woman in Saskatchewan is believed to have started in the kitchen or living room.
A house fire which led to the death of a 74-year old woman in Saskatchewan is believed to have started in the kitchen or living room. File / Global News

Punnichy RCMP are investigating a house fire which led to the death of a 74-year old woman.

Raymore firefighters managed to rescue Eva Dodd from her residence during the blaze, which broke out around 3:30 p.m. Thursday.

Dodd was then rushed to the Regina general hospital where she later died of her injuries.

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The fire comes just days after a government warning to check smoke alarms.

It’s believed the fire started in the kitchen or living room.

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While initial examinations are being treated as not suspicious, investigations continue.

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