Authorities: Teenage girl dies, mother injured in house fire

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WESTERVILLE, Ohio (AP) – Authorities say a 17-year-old girl has been killed and her mother injured in a house fire in central Ohio.

A Westerville city spokeswoman on Friday identified the teen as Hannah Sarver. Forty-seven-year-old Michelle Sarver was hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries. The fire at the home in the Columbus suburb was reported just after 5 a.m. Friday.

Firefighters found the teen’s body in her bedroom. An unidentified man got out of the home through the basement while Michelle Sarver and a woman who hasn’t been identified jumped from a second-floor window.

The Westerville spokeswoman says Hannah Sarver was a student at Westerville South High School and Delaware Area Career Center. Authorities say it wasn’t clear whether the home had working smoke detectors.

Investigators are trying to determine what caused the fire.

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