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June 16, 2013

Lessons in tragedy hard to come by

House fires are always tragic -- even when there is no loss of life. It is hard to deal with the fact that all one’s possessions literally went up in smoke. But that is on the low end of the pain threshold. The high end occurred early Thursday morning in a duplex on Carmen Place. That’s where Jennifer Caffee and three of her daughters -- Wendy, 10, Elizabeth, 13, and Holly Tucker, 5 -- died in a blaze. One of the girls, Wendy, suffered from cerebral palsy and used a wheelchair.

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