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Woman Dead, Man Hurt In Springdale Township Fire

SPRINGDALE TWP. (KDKA) -- One woman was killed and a man was injured Sunday morning in a Springdale Township house fire.

Firefighters were called to the 900 block of Main Street around 2 a.m. for a report of smoke coming out of a home.

Initial fire crews arriving reported the house was fully involved in flames.

Neighbors were stunned by the inferno.

"I looked out the window and seen the whole house on fire," Clyde Miles said. "It was a ball of flames."

Police were able to pull one man from the building. He was treated for injuries.

A woman, identified by family members as 48-year-old Brenda Thompson, was found deceased inside the home.

The victim's aunt told KDKA Thompson was unwell.

"Brenda was sickly. She had diabetes real bad, she could hardly see, she was practically blind," Jean Hall said. "I just hoped she died before she burned."

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The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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