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Police ID Woman Found Dead in Danielson Fire

Police have identified the woman who died in a fire in a building in Danielson on Thursday morning.

Firefighters responded to 58 Main St, (Route 12) around 1:30 a.m., according to fire officials.

Around 3:22 p.m., crews determined one person, later identified as 27-year-old Kaleigh Rockwood, of Webster, Massachussetts, had died.

The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner is expected to determine the cause and manner of her death.

Officials said the fire went up through the roof of the initial home and spread to the home behind it as well. The two people who live in the second home were able to get out safely.

It's not clear which home Rockwood was found dead was in.

“There were two people in the second house in the rear and they did come out. The ambulance crew was able to get them out of bed,” Jason Burgess, the deputy chief of the Danielson Fire Department, said.

Officials said most of the damage is to the first building and the roof collapsed. It’s not clear if anyone lives there.

Mutual aid was called in. 

The Killingly Fire Marshal’s Office and the Connecticut State Police Fire & Explosion Investigation Unit remain on scene to determine origin and cause.

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