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Apartment fire claims life of 61-year-old woman

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Posted at 5:27 PM, Nov 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-11 18:32:58-05

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — A 61-year-old woman died in an apartment fire in Clarksville on Needmore Road.

The apartment caught fire Wednesday afternoon around 2 o'clock. Clarksville Fire Department officials say firefighters pulled the woman from the smoke-filled apartment and began CPR, but she succumbed to her injuries and died at the scene.

Officials told NewsChannel 5 that although the sprinkler system extinguished the fire, smoke conditions were not survivable. Investigators believe the fire was started when due to the woman smoking in bed while using Oxygen.