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Official: Woman dies in fire apparently trying to rescue cat

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ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) - Authorities say a woman who apparently re-entered her burning home to try to rescue a cat died in the early morning fire in eastern Pennsylvania.

Fire crews called to the Allentown home at about 1 a.m. Wednesday reported flames and smoke coming from the rear.

Capt. John Christopher said one person got out and another was rescued and taken to Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest with injuries believed not to be life-threatening.

Christopher said "The woman at one point was out of house and evidently went back in for a cat." She was later found unresponsive on the second floor.

The Lehigh County coroner's office said 54-year-old Sharon Ann Hohl died of smoke inhalation.

The cause of the blaze is under investigation. It's unclear what happened to the cat.

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