BENSALEM, Pa. — Authorities have identified a Pennsylvania woman who escaped a house fire with her husband and mother-in-law, but who died after she went back inside trying to save her pets.

Bucks County authorities say 39-year-old Tabetha Rutecki died in the fire reported about 6:30 a.m. Wednesday in Bensalem.

Bensalem Fire Department Battalion Chief Rob Sponheimer says the fire is a reminder that people should not re-enter a burning building once they’ve escaped.

Officials say one dog died in the fire, but another dog and cat got out safely.

The other victims were taken to Jefferson-Aria Health’s Torresdale campus, where their conditions and names were not immediately available.

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