Woman dies, man seriously injured after being pulled from burning Wake Forest home, officials say

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WAKE FOREST, N.C. (WNCN) – Authorities in Wake Forest are investigating after two people were found unconscious inside a burning home.

UPDATE: 86-year-old woman known as ‘Grandma Ella’ perishes in Wake Forest house fire, family says

The fire started around 3:20 a.m. at the home in the 400-block of E. Walnut Street. Crews arrived and were met with heavy smoke and fire on the front porch and the first two rooms of the home, officials said.

The fire was extinguished around 3:37 a.m.

Fire crews on scene pulled an unconscious man and woman from the home. The man was immediately rushed to the hospital with serious injuries, officials said. The woman was found in critical condition and was being treated at the scene before she was eventually rushed to the hospital around 5 a.m. Fire officials told CBS 17 around 6:25 a.m. that the woman had died from her injuries.

Crews on scene said both the man and woman had to be revived by rescuers after they were found.

The cause of the fire has not yet been determined.

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