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Vigil held for Ottawa woman killed in fire

Neighbours and family held a candlelight vigil Thursday to remember an Ottawa woman, killed in a west-end fire.

Nancy Price died in a fire on Penny Drive Wednesday night.

Her neighbour, Alexandra Moreau tells CTV Ottawa Price rushed back into her burning home to rescue one of her dogs.

"I went to look through the door window, and the living room was engulfed." Moreau said. "I banged on the door, we tried to pull her out, she pushed her way back in. She said she had to go get her dog, and we didn't see her come out."

Those at the vigil say they're going to miss seeing Price and her dogs in the neighbourhood.

"She was always outside with her dogs," says Barbara LePage. "Every time I was down I saw her. It's going to be a big loss. Just walking into the area this morning, knowing nobody would ever see her face again, or see her smile again, it was hard."

Price's son Scott told CTV Ottawa the Dalmatian she tried to save was disabled, and lived in her bedroom with her. He says that's where firefighters told him they found them both.

The Fire Marshall is investigating the cause of the blaze. Ottawa Community Housing says the home was equipped with two battery-operated smoke detectors, and one hard wired smoke detector.

Residents of the Penny Drive community also plan to raise money to help those affected in other units.

With files from CTV Ottawa.

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