Police ID Woman Killed, Man Seriously Burned in Coventry Fire

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Police have identified a woman who was killed and a man who has serious burns after a fire in Coventry late Sunday night.

Crews were called to a home on Main Street around 11:55 p.m. after getting a report of a structure fire.

When they arrived, they found smoke coming from the single-family home. A man, later identified as Basil O. Brackett, was outside the home with serious, visible burns, firefighters said.

Brackett was transported to Hartford Hospital and then was transferred to the Bridgeport Burn Unit for treatment, authorities added.

Firefighters then made entry into the home and found a woman, later identified as Cecilia M. Brackett. She was removed from the home and life saving measures were performed. She was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.

Investigators said the fire was contained to one room with heat and smoke damage throughout the remainder of the home. There were working smoke detectors in the home at the time of the fire.

The cause and origin of the fire remains under investigation.

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