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Woman dies in early-morning house fire in Louisville; 2 firefighters hurt in ambulance crash


LOUISVILLE, Kentucky — Authorities say a 22-year-old woman has died in a house fire in Louisville.

Louisville Division of Fire Capt. Salvador Melendez said firefighters responded to a blaze at a one-story home that was engulfed in flames Saturday morning.

Firefighters found a woman who was unconscious in the back of the home. She was taken to a hospital, where she died.

Five children and three other adults were in the home at the time of the fire, but they exited safely.

Arson investigators say the fire started in a front room of the house, but the cause remains under investigation.

Melendez says two firefighters and emergency crew members were injured as an ambulance they were riding in was involved in an accident with another vehicle. They were treated for non-life threatening injuries.

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