Mom In Hartford Fire Dies

(Hartford, Conn./CBS Connecticut) – A woman injured this week in a fire in Hartford has now died.

Hartford fire officials say 43-year-old Susan Therrien died just after ten o’clock last night.

Therrien sustained severe burns in the Bedford Street fire that also claimed the life of her four-year-old daughter Shantay Drake.

Also injured was Therrien’s six-year-old daughter Kayla, who has since been treated and released from the hospital.

There’s a vigil tonight for the family tonight at 6 p.m. near the Milner playground.

Investigators are still trying to determine the cause of the fire.

A fund has been established at Hartford Municipal Employees Federal Credit Union to defray funeral costs as well as aid in the financial needs of the other victims.

Donations can be made out to “Bedford Street Fire Victims Relief” and sent to:

HMEFCU
443 Franklin Ave.
Hartford, CT 06114

Winter clothing items and footwear, as well as household items for the victims who lost theirs in the fire is being collected at the Trinity Episcopal Church at 120 Sigourney St. You can drop them off Monday to Thursday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. or during Sunday services.

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