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Second victim dies after Thunder Bay trailer fire

Investigators believe there was no working smoke alarm in the home.
Taylor Drive Fire
A man and a woman died after fire broke out in this Taylor Drive home on Oct. 28, 2018 (Doug Diaczuk/

THUNDER BAY — A mobile home fire in rural Thunder Bay last Sunday in which an adult male died at the scene has also claimed a woman's life.

Investigator Mike Rushton of the Office of the Fire Marshal has confirmed that the woman died in hospital Monday afternoon.

She and the other victim of the fire were both removed by firefighters from the burning trailer on Taylor Drive, off Rosslyn Road. 

The woman was resuscitated by paramedics but was taken to hospital in critical condition.

The identities of the two deceased have not been released.

According to Rushton, it appears there was no working smoke alarm in the mobile home.

The investigation into the cause of the fire, which is believed to have started in the living room area, continues.

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