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Putnam Fire Remains Under Investigation; Victims Officially Identified

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(Lindsay Lehmann/Lindsay Shaw Photography)

(Lindsay Lehmann/Lindsay Shaw Photography)

State police say the investigation into the cause of Tuesday’s fire in Putnam in which two children died remains under investigation.  Police say  nine-month-old Ava Auger and two-year-old Alexis Auger both died of smoke inhalation.

Police say specialists from the State Fire Marshal’s office were called in to examine the multi-family home on Prospect Street for possible building code violations.  The Victorian-style home was built in 1867.

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