2017-12-14 / Local & State

2 Women Die After Re-entering Burning Home To Rescue Cat

GLEN ROCK, Pa. (AP) – Authorities say two women died after they apparently reentered a burning Pennsylvania home to rescue a pet cat.

A third woman is hospitalized in critical condition with burns to the face and arms. WGAL-TV reports she had to be physically stopped by police from re-entering the building to try to save the others.

The York County Coroner tells WHTM-TV the two women were found in the basement.

The cat also died.

The fire broke out around 1:30 a.m. Friday in the home in Shrewsbury Township, about 90 miles (145 kilometers) west of Philadelphia.

No names have been released. The cause of fire is under investigation.

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