HOLLAND, Vt. (AP) – A 58-year-old woman is dead and a family of seven homeless following a fire that destroyed an apartment and a log cabin.

Ella M. Farrow of Holland died Tuesday at Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington after she was transferred there from North Country Hospital in Newport, state police said.

Farrow lived in an apartment that was attached to a one-story garage located about 15 feet from where her son Marc Farrow lived.

The cause of the fire remains accidental, but police said it appeared to be accidental.

Derby Line Fire Chief Craig Ellam said that the when firefighters arrived after 7 p.m. on Monday the garage and apartment were engulfed in flames and the fire had spread to Marc Farrow’s two-story log cabin.

State police said Marc had already rescued his mother from the blaze before firefighters arrived on the scene.

Marc Farrow and his wife, Felicia, and five children, ranging in age from 2 to 11, lost everything, Ellam said.

The school district is looking for clothes for the family.

AP-ES-10-22-03 1257EDT



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