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Coventry house fire kills one occupant, seriously injures another

COVENTRY — Officials say one person was killed following a house fire in Coventry. Just before midnight, Coventry Police along with the North Coventry Fir...
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COVENTRY — Officials say one person was killed following a house fire in Coventry.

Just before midnight, Coventry Police along with the North Coventry Fire Department, the Coventry Volunteer Fire Association, and several surrounding town mutual air fire departments were called to 821 Main Street on the report of a fire.

When they arrived, they found Basil Brackett outside the home with serious burns. Firefighters then went inside the home and found 76-year-old Cecilia Brackett. She was taken from the home and crews attempted first aid, but she was later pronounced dead on the scene.

Basil was taken to Hartford Hospital for his severe burns.

The State Fire Marshal’s Office is currently investigating the cause of the fire.