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2 women die after being pulled from Henrico house fire

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Posted at 8:25 AM, Nov 03, 2021
and last updated 2021-11-03 13:03:02-04

HENRICO COUNTY, Va. -- Two women died after being pulled from a house fire late Tuesday night in the 7900 block of Tamarind Drive, Henrico fire officials said.

Firefighters arrived at the single-family home around 11:30 p.m., and said they had initial information that led them to believe there were still people in the house.

They went into rescue mode and were able to get the two women out of the burning home within minutes, officials said.

Both women were transported to VCU Medical Center, where officials said they later succumbed to their injuries.

They were identified as 85-year-old Evetis D. Duren and her 63-year-old daughter Belinda D. Webster.

Henrico Fire Marshals are working to determine the origin and cause of the fire.

Fire officials want to remind everyone to have working smoke alarms.