Coroner confirms identities of two women killed in Gaines house fire

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UPDATE (6/1): Tioga County Coroner Jim Daugherty has confirmed with 18 News that Connie Cole Terwilliger and her daughter, Belinda L. Cole passed away in rapidly-spreading fire.

The Fire Marshall from Pa. State Police in Montoursville tells 18 News that the damage is so severe that the cause of the fire will be labeled “undetermined.”

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TIOGA COUNTY, PA (WETM) – An early morning house fire has taken the lives of a mother and daughter in Gaines, Township.

According to First News Now, the tragic fire happened just before 7:00 am on Friday, May 29.

Connie Cole and her daughter Belinda Cole tragically died from the fire in the ranch-style home on Hanky Panky Road.

As of now, no information has been released by authorities on the cause of the fire.

According to FNN, the home has been considered a total loss, and damages are so extensive a cause may never be known.

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