2 women killed in house fire on Northwest side

Second woman dies following house fire

JACKSONVILLE (WTLV, WJXX) -- Two elderly women have died Friday morning after a fatal house fire on the Northwest side of town, family members told First Coast News.

According to family members on scene, the woman who died in the fire is 60-year-old Martha Hartley. We're told her mother Miss Betty was flown to Gainesville. 

The fire happened at 2500 Rickenbacker St and 2600 Henrietta St. A witness on scene told First Coast News that Hartley, the woman who died, was like a grandmother to him. "There was just no way to save them," Kevin Allen said. 

Investigators are still on scene trying to determine the cause of the fire, however, family members say the cause was electrical.  

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