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Hammond Apartment Fire Claims Young Girl

Last updated on Monday, February 16, 2009

(HAMMOND) - Authorities say an apartment fire in Hammond killed a 14-year-old girl and sent two family members to a hospital.

Elizabeth Schnyder was pronounced dead of burns and smoke inhalation Saturday at the Greenbriar Apartments.

The girl's mother and brother suffered smoke inhalation and were taken to a Chicago-area hospital.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

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