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Firefighters say second person dies from Wake Forest house fire injuries

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WAKE FOREST — A man who had been in critical condition died Wednesday following a house fire on Walnut Avenue early Tuesday, a day after his mother succumbed to injuries from the blaze. 
 
Wake Forest Fire Battalion Chief Ed Barrett confirmed the second death. He did not release the victims' names.
 
Both residents were found unconscious inside their burning home at 406 E. Walnut Ave. on Tuesday morning, Barrett said. CPR was immediately performed on both victims, who were transported to the hospital.
 
Both died at the hospital, Barrett said Wednesday.
 
Firefighters arrived at the home around 3:30 a.m. Tuesday to find the front porch and two front rooms on fire. The fire was controlled and extinguished at 3:37 a.m.
 
However, the fire department responded to a second fire at the home Wednesday morning at 3:30 a.m.
 
Firefighters do not the cause of the Wednesday morning fire. Around 24 firefighters responded to the fire, Barrett said.
 
The fire is still under investigation, which should take at least two weeks, Barrett said.

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