Authorities believe a 27 year old woman who died in an apartment fire may have caused the fire herself by smoking in bed. The woman lived on South Fifth Street with a roommate, who was not there at the time of the fire, and was described as a heavy smoker; she was found facedown on her mattress. One neighbor told the media she may have been socializing and drinking with some people outside her apartment at 5AM. The owner of the building saw the fire in the morning and tried to extinguish it himself, but then called the Fire Department.
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