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Cell Phone Rescue Turns Fatal

Updated: Wednesday, July 30 2014, 11:22 PM CDT
A Bartonville woman paying a high price Tuesday for a risky move -- all to save her cell phone.

The Illinois woman died after escaping a fire then going back into her burning home to get her phone.

Crews arrived at the scene after fielding calls that a person was trapped inside. Police say an officer tried to rescue the woman, but had to retreat because of thick smoke. When firefighters arrived, they were able to get her out but by then it was too late. She was taken to the hospital where she was pronounced dead.Cell Phone Rescue Turns Fatal


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