Woman dies in early morning apartment fire in southeast Memphis

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (localmemphis.com) – A woman has died after a fire early Thursday morning in southeast Memphis.

It happened about 2:30 a.m. in an apartment in the 3400 block of Wild Rye Lane. It took almost an hour to bring the fire under control.

Investigators say the woman was found unresponsive in a bedroom. She was taken to St. Francis in critical condition with smoke inhalation, but later died. Her name has not yet been released. The cause of death is pending the medical examiner’s report.

Investigators say the fire was caused by unattended food left on the stove. About $20,000 in damage was caused.

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