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Second person dies after Torrington house fire

TORRINGTON, Conn. (AP) - A man who was rescued from a house fire in Connecticut has died just days after his wife.

Fire officials say 65-year-old John Needham died at a hospital burn unit Wednesday, five days after his 68-year-old wife, Donna Needham, died.

Fire crews were called to the Needhams' home in Torrington Jan. 3 after receiving a report of two people possibly trapped in a burning building.

They arrived to find a raging fire and John Needham outside the home with burns.

One firefighter suffered minor burns when rescuing one of the victims.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.


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