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Albany woman injured in house fire

March 13, 2007

Albany -- An Albany woman is in critical condition after a fire at her home on 8th Avenue Monday night.

68 year old Ruth Lanew was unresponsive when EMS arrive just after11:30. Paramedics revived her and rushed her to Phoebe Putney Hospital.

She was treated and then transferred to Augusta's burn center.

Investigators say Lanew was in the bedroom of her house at the time of the fire.  The Albany Fire Department says the cause of the fire was a cigarette on the couch. 

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