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West Tennessee fire kills woman, 3 daughters

By The Associated Press

This article was published January 19, 2014 at 11:31 a.m.

GATES — Authorities are investigating a West Tennessee house fire that claimed the lives of a 26-year-old woman and her three daughters.

According to WMC-TV, the incident occurred late Friday night in the town of Gates in Lauderdale County. Investigators identified the woman as Amanda Springer. Her daughters have not been named.

Friends of the family said Springer had three-year-old twins and a five-year-old.

Neighbor Peggy Torres said she awoke to the sounds of screams then looked out her window and saw black smoke coming from the house.

The cause of the fire has not been determined.

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