Victim of Berlin Fire Identified

A 58-year-old woman was killed in a house fire in Berlin Tuesday morning. Two survivors were taken to the hospital.

The fire started early Tuesday in a house on Deerfield Drive. Screams woke Maria Leone Tuesday morning when her next door neighbor ran over, begging for help because she couldn't get her mother out of the burning house, Leone said.

“The girl next door, Kathy, came over. She was crying and asked me to call 911. It was too late to pull out her mom,” she said.

They ran over to help, but flames were coming out of the windows, Leone said.

“We got the dog out. We got her father out. But it was ugly. Her mom is bed ridden,” Leone said.

Martha Mahoney died of smoke inhalation, the medical examiner said.

Firefighters said the house was engulfed when they arrived.

Two survivors were taken to the hospital to be treated for injuries, officials said. The family dog and cat were also rescued.

The fire marshal will investigate the cause of the fire.

A fund has been set up to help the family.

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