PAWTUCKET, R.I. (WPRI) — A woman hurt during a house fire in Pawtucket has died from her injuries.
Pawtucket police identified the victim Friday as Maria Cadenas.
The house fire happened Wednesday morning on Ballston Avenue. A witness at the scene told 12 News the woman became trapped after helping her two grandchildren escape through a window.
Police said the 71-year-old was taken to the hospital in critical condition, while a 12-year-old boy was also being treated for minor injuries.
The state fire marshal’s office still investigating.
A GoFundMe has been set up to help the Cadenas family.