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Portland Fire Victim Dies
02/15/2013 4:31 PM ET  

Officials say 56-year-old Julia Ball died Friday morning at a Boston hospital after suffering severe burns in a fire Sunday.

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) _ The Maine Fire Marshal's Office says a woman who was badly burned when fire swept her Portland home Sunday has died at a Boston hospital.

Officials say 56-year-old Julia Ball died Friday morning. Investigators say the fire started in the living room of the home at 250 Burnside Ave., most likely from smoking materials.

Ball attempted to put the fire out and was found outside the house when first responders arrived on the scene.

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