Smoking blamed for fire that killed woman, 83

Authorities said smoking materials caused a fire at an apartment in Grand Rapids that killed an 83-year-old woman.
AP Wire
Apr 5, 2012


Barbara Eastway was found inside the apartment following the fire, which was reported about 6 a.m. Wednesday. Authorities said she died of smoke inhalation.

David Eastway said his mother was a caring grandmother and a former nurse. She’d lived there for about 14 years.

Investigators said the fire started in a mattress in the apartment and was contained to that unit.


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