Woman dies after fire at home for adults with special needs

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A woman has died after a fire broke out at a home on Atlanta's Westside early Tuesday. 

Firefighters responded to the home on Scott Street around 3:30 a.m. after a fire sparked inside a bedroom. FOX 5 has learned this was a group home for adults with special needs. 

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A woman, found in a bed, was rescued, then taken to a hospital, where she later passed away. 

Officials said a man was also taken to the hospital and treated for smoke inhalation. 


Investigators are working to determine what caused the fire.