Western Pennsylvania woman dies after being pulled from burning home


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ROCHESTER, Pennsylvania — A western Pennsylvania woman who uses a motorized scooter to get around has died after firefighters pulled her from a burning home.

Firefighters say the woman had been trapped by thick smoke and flames from the fire, which started around 10:45 p.m. Sunday in Rochester.

They say her dog, two cats and two birds also died.

A neighbor told KDKA-TV that 57-year-old Elizabeth Goodwin had lived in the home for six years and was receiving help from visiting nurses.

Firefighters say she lived alone after family members moved out a few months ago.

The state police fire marshal is investigating the cause of the fire.

Rochester is about 25 miles northwest of Pittsburgh.

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