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Smoking blamed for fire that killed woman, 83

AP Wire • Jul 21, 2015 at 11:28 AM

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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