- Associated Press - Thursday, May 26, 2016

DENVER (AP) - Authorities say a third victim has died from injuries sustained in a fire at a group home in suburban Denver.

The Jefferson County Coroner’s Office says 24-year-old Cristina Covington died Saturday, one week after the May 14 blaze in Arvada. The coroner says the victim had suffered a combination of smoke inhalation and burns.

Firefighters had responded to find heavy smoke billowing from the front of the home, which was a host residence for the developmentally disabled. They removed seven people, six of whom were transported to hospitals for treatment.

Thirty-nine-year-old Tanya Marie Bell and a 4-year-old girl later died.

Investigators have not yet released the cause of the fire.



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