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House fire victim in Mabton succumbs to injuries

MABTON - The woman burned in a house fire in Mabton on New Year's Day has passed away, according to Yakima County Deputy Fire Marshal Ron Rutherford.

Germana Aguilar, 82, of Mabton was severely injured escaping the fire, which was reported at about 9:30 a.m. The fire completely destroyed the home and two vehicles and injured the two occupants of the home.

The investigation into the cause of the fire is ongoing. The insurance company for the homeowners has hired an investigator who will assist in determining the fire's cause, according to Rutherford. He also said the fire appeared to be accidental.

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