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Oct 7, 2010 9:21 AM

Woman Hurt Helping Rescue Kids From Fire Dies

WAVE-TV reports that a woman critically injured helping rescue her children from a fire in Louisville has died.

The fire broke out at the City View Apartments along 11th Street around 6:30 a.m. Thursday. Firefighters say the woman collapsed after making sure that all of the children escaped from a second story window. She was taken to University of Louisville Hospital where she later died.

Firefighters say three children jumped from the window before firefighters arrived. Passersby helped rescue the other three kids.

EMS transported five children, all under the age of 10, to Kosair Children's Hospital. No word on their conditions.

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