Woman Killed In Brockton Fire May Have Been In Illegal Apartment

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BROCKTON (CBS) – An overnight fire claimed the life of a woman in Brockton.

The woman had called 911 and told police she was trapped in the basement of a home on Melrose Ave.

Responding firefighters managed to pull her out of the fire and resuscitate her.

But she died at Brockton hospital.

The fire department is looking into whether the woman may have been living in an illegal apartment in the basement.

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