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Two Bodies Recovered From Uxbridge Fire

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UXBRIDGE (CBS) – Two people were found dead Tuesday after a fire tore through an Uxbridge apartment building overnight.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Kim Tunnicliffe reports

Flames broke out just before 11 p.m. Monday at an old farmhouse on East Hartford Road that had been subdivided into five units.

Nine people lived there. Seven escaped safely, but a 45-year-old woman and her 6-year-old daughter were unaccounted for hours after the fire was put out.

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The fire engulfed the old farmhouse that had been subdivided into five units. (Photo by Matthew Gregoire)

At a news conference late Tuesday morning, Worcester County District Attorney Joe Early announced one of them had been found. The body of a second person was removed from the home Tuesday afternoon.

Neighbors who escaped safely told firefighters about the woman and her daughter, but there was no answer in their first-floor apartment and no one could find them.

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The fire engulfed the old farmhouse that had been subdivided into five units. (Photo by Matthew Gregoire)

Neighbors identified the victims as Suzanne Donovan and her daughter Fina.

They had been seen in the area earlier in the day Monday and their car was still in the driveway during the fire.

Firefighters conducted a detailed search of the burned out building all day.

Dozens of firefighters from at least 14 nearby towns were called in to put out the three-alarm fire.

There’s no word yet on what caused the fire or where it started.

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