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Two Die, Four Injured in Apartment Blaze

IN BRIEF / Los Angeles County / LONG BEACH

May 01, 2006|From Times Staff and Wire Reports

A mother and her 6-year old daughter were killed in an apartment fire early Sunday morning, Fire Capt. Jim Arvizu said.

Firefighters went to the scene in the 5500 block of Ackerfield Avenue about 4 a.m. and extinguished the fire within 15 minutes, Arvizu said.

Michelle Racer, 32, and her daughter Taylor Wittaker were found dead inside. A man and two teenage boys suffered minor burns, and a firefighter suffered minor leg injuries.

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