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Fatal fire in Fitzgerald

March 17, 2003

Fitzgerald had it's first fatal fire in more than a decade this morning.  A woman believed to be in her mid-60s died inside this house on South Gordon Street. She was found on a living room couch. Neighbors spotted the fire around 5 a.m.

"Got here and the fire was in the trees, running down house, and there wasn't anything we could do, were trying to get into building and get her out," Fire Chief Roger Coleman said. 

Police have not been able to track down the woman's family. They think the fire might have been caused by a cigarette.

posted at 6:56 p.m. by dave.d'marko@walb.com

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