Kentucky Woman Dies in Fire After Trying to Rescue Cat

A woman who escaped a fire in her home was killed Thursday when she went back into the burning building to save her cat.


PEWEE VALLEY, Ky. (AP) -- A woman who escaped a fire in her home was killed Thursday when she went back into the burning building to save her cat, authorities said.

Iris Kay Call, 42, went back inside the house after escaping the blaze with her husband. She did not reappear, and firefighters later removed her from the house, according to a police report.

Call died of smoke inhalation after being taken to a hospital, authorities said.

The cat she was trying to rescue died in the blaze.

The cause of the fire, which broke out early Thursday, had not been determined.

Pewee Valley is located about 18 miles outside of Louisville.

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