- Associated Press - Thursday, July 6, 2017

BENSALEM, Pa. (AP) - Authorities have identified a Pennsylvania woman who escaped a house fire with her husband and mother-in-law, but who died after she went back inside trying to save her pets.

Bucks County authorities say 39-year-old Tabetha Rutecki died in the fire reported about 6:30 a.m. Wednesday in Bensalem.

Bensalem Fire Department Battalion Chief Rob Sponheimer says the fire is a reminder that people should not re-enter a burning building once they’ve escaped.

Officials say one dog died in the fire, but another dog and cat got out safely.

The other victims were taken to Jefferson-Aria Health’s Torresdale campus, where their conditions and names were not immediately available.

Copyright © 2019 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times welcomes your comments on Spot.im, our third-party provider. Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide