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Carol Rainey dies in Mount Vernon house fire, 2 others injured

3:50 PM, Jul 9, 2012   |    comments
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MOUNT VERNON, Ill. (KSDK) - Authorities in Mount Vernon say a house fire killed one person and injured two others.

Carol Rainey, 51, died in the early Monday fire in the 400 block of Perkins. She was alone in the home, but her husband and son heard the fire call on a police scanner and raced home to try to save her.

The son's hand was cut badly trying to smash through a window, and the husband's leg was burned when he tried to kick through the front door.

The son was transported to Barnes Hospital in St. Louis.

The house was destroyed.

There's no immediate word about what caused the fire.

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Information from the Associated Press contributed to this report.

KSDK

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