Leawood woman dies from smoke inhalation

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LEAWOOD, Kan. (AP) – A 53-year-old woman has died from smoke inhalation two days after being rescued from her burning Leawood home.

Leawood Fire Marshal Gene Hunter said Friday that Diane Jakobe died on Thursday. The Kansas City Star  reports that she was pulled from her home Tuesday night after a passer-by notified authorities. Two firefighters are recovering after suffering lacerations during the rescue.

The ranch-style home has been deemed a total loss. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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